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How to harden fabric without using comercial products? Answered

I need to harden fabric for a costume. Do you know any common or at least natural things I could achieve that with?

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Kiteman (author)2009-04-29

How hard do you want it? You could soak it in PVA glue or wallpaper adhesive, or even the same resins they use to make fibreglass.

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-04-28

Besides starch, there's sugar.

We used to harden crocheted items in crafts using that. We'd boil a pot of water and keep stirring white sugar into it until it wouldn't disolve anymore. Then we'd start dunking our crocheted parts into it, painting it on, etc..

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lemonie (author)2009-04-28

Good old-fashioned starch?


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