Do you want to know how to starch jeans so that you can wear them nice and stiff, creating a wonderful impression on others? If you don’t have the time to get it starched from professionals, this HomeQuicks article will give you some helpful tips to do it yourself at home.
Jeans are my favorite when it comes to clothing. The best part about them is that they can be teamed with different kind of clothing and accessories, for almost any occasion. Even if something comes up, out of the blue, and you are confused as to what to do, you can always rely on them and they will never keep you out of trend! Yes, not only are they super stylish and comfortable, they are also your saving grace when it comes to a ‘bad-wardrobe day’.
Not all people starch their jeans. Some prefer the softer and casual look, while others like it nice and stiff. If you fall under the second category, then the following section will help you do so without the need to spend on professionals.
It happens so many times that we forget giving our most favorite pair of jeans for laundry, and suddenly realize that we need them starched this weekend. Many of us try to do it ourselves at home, but end up getting disappointed. It happens if you don’t know exactly what to do. Well, fret not. It’s not difficult at all. The steps mentioned below will teach you exactly how to starch your jeans without any hassle.
- The first and foremost step is to thoroughly wash it.
- For effective washing, you need to turn them inside out before being tossed into the washing machine.
- Set the water temperature between cool and warm, and add the desired quantity of laundry detergent.
- Pour adequate amount of liquid starch through the fabric softener dispenser on your machine. The amount would depend upon the brand you are using, so don’t forget to check the ‘directions to use’.
- Once the washing machine has completed the entire process of cleaning, take them out and dry them thoroughly on a clothesline or a clothes dryer.
- Once dried, place them on a hanger and spray a solution consisting of 50 percent liquid starch and 50 percent cool water. Shake the solution well before spraying.
- The next step would be to place the jeans on an ironing board and ironing in a medium-high heat setting.
- Before you start ironing, make sure that you have arranged your jeans in the way you want the crease to show. In order to have crease, you need to join both the inner and the outer side of the leg seem. Make sure that the steamer is off. Start running the iron back and forth holding the seem together.
- For more stiffness, it is better to divide your jeans into parts, preferably in individual sections of 12 inches. Continue to spray the mixture of starch and water evenly from a distance of 10 inches, and continue to iron until you get the desired results.
- Continue the procedure of spraying and ironing till you find the perfect crease you seek. Apply a little pressure and repeat the same directions back and forth until the portion is stiff enough.
- Once you are done, place your jeans on a hanger to check if all the areas are starched properly. If you think you have missed out on some portions, repeat the procedure to get the desired outcome.
If you think that the process is long, yes, it is! But the hard work is totally worth it. Although you might not get the same results as you do in case of dry cleaning, it is definitely better than a pair of jeans that is not starched.