iron it on...
I almost feel silly writing about this, because I feel so behind when it comes to this technique. But perhaps you are like me, so I'll go on.
The pattern you see above is one of mine, from a new pattern that will come out next week. And I transferred it to my fabric by ironing it on. But not with special paper. Not with a transfer pen either. Nope. I just printed it on a laser printer. It is my understanding that a photocopy will also work.
Why haven't I done this before?
Actually, I heard about this a long time ago, and did try it. But it didn't work, so I gave up on the idea. I tried it again after looking into having my patterns made into regular iron-on transfers. The search for info didn't turn up what I wanted. But this type of ironing on came to mind.
I haven't played with it a lot, but here are my thoughts. Light colored cotton is a safe choice (I used muslin). The pattern should be printed on a laser printer or photocopier...something with toner. I ironed my fabric first to heat it, like you would with other transfers. Then I just placed the printed pattern face down and ironed like crazy. It's not a real dark print, but it's close to when I trace with a pencil.
Now, a few side notes:
This is a candy apple that will be in a new pattern called "Trick-or-Treaters." They are Halloween candy types of things.
The embroidered piece that you got a glimpse of in yesterday's post is a Diana-type camera, and will be a new $2 mini-pattern. It's a slight variation of a pattern that is in the Photo Fun workshop in my shop.
More info on my upcoming shop update will go out in a Mailing A-List email tomorrow. If you're not on the list, this is a good time to join. You'll find the subscription box in the sidebar. There are benefits...trust me!
By Mollie Johanson at Wednesday, September 09, 2009