I (Katie) will be the first to admit that I get a little nervous when it comes to hybrid projects. I found this post by Janet so comforting and I loved her idea of sketching out a hybrid idea on the computer first. Once I realized that was an option, I had an entirely new outlook on the world of hybrid projects. I guess that is why iron on transfer projects appeal to me so much – the canvas (a shirt, a bag, etc), is very similar to a blank scrapbook page. I can actually visualize the finished project.
I spent some time browsing through the galleries and I found some amazing inspiration from several different artists that made me WANT to get out my iron out!
I just love these darling little onesies and that “chick magnet” shirt is making me giggle! These were created by Mturnridge and she even gives details about the process she used and links to the products she used.
One of the best things about using digital scrapbook supplies for iron on transfer projects is that you can totally customize an entire gift pack. I love how Jen Tapler used the papers and elements to create a gift box and tag!
Aprons are another fun thing to customize with iron on transfers. I love the way hollyrh included names on these sweet aprons.
It’s nice to see a “manly” project for iron on transfers as well. Don’t feel like you are limited if you don’t have girls and babies in your life, there are plenty of ways to create something cool for a guy as well. This project by livelys is a great example and she links up to the kit she used in the credits.
Ideas for Iron On Transfer Projects:
- onesies (baby shirts)
- canvas bags
- cloth napkins
- cloth placemats
- cloth tablecloths
- denim jackets
- denim jumpers and dresses
- denim shirts
- denim jeans (especially the pockets)
- pillowcase borders
- bedsheet borders
Some important tips to remember:
- Print your image in reverse so when you iron it on it will be correctly positioned (unless products instructs otherwise)
- There are several iron on transfer paper packs out there so check out some of these project links to see what these artists recommend. You might want to consider a product specifically for dark color fabrics if that is what you choose to work with. Also pay attention to what kind of paper your printer requires. There are different transfer papers for ink jet printers vs. laser printers.
- White won’t print out on a design so look for colorful or dark options instead.
- Practice first! Make sure you know what side of the transfer paper to print on. You also might want to consider doing a small test project on on older piece of fabric so you get the hang out of ironing the transfers.
- Follow the directions on the package of transfer paper for best results.
Now I can’t wait to grab some plain t-shirts and have some fun of my own! If you create an iron on transfer project feel free to send us a link so we can be inspired by YOU!
P.S. The winner in the random drawing for the Casual Blogger Conference pass is Debbie who said: “Great ideas for the start ups and newbies. Good post! I’d love to go to the conference.”
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