Hello everybody! I hope you guys are well. My heart is still quite heavy regarding the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. I’m a mother of a kindergartener. I don’t know what I would do. I do wish everyone love, support, patience, and peace.
I wanted to share with you something that I’ve done as a gift for my father for years now. The other day he wore a shirt that I had personalized for him using iron on transfer paper and fabric markers. I made that shirt a looooong time ago and I was so surprised to see that he still had it and that it still looked great. My mom mentioned to me that he loves wearing the shirts that I make for him, especially the ones with his grand-daughter’s pictures. She said, “those are his favorite because he gets to show everyone his grandkids!” Love it!
Here’s my process:
I purchased my iron on transfers and t-shirt at A.C. Moore. The shirt was on sale for $2.99 and with a store coupon, I was able to get the transfers for half off.
Choose and print out your picture. For this particular brand, I had to print my image as a REVERSE IMAGE.
You’ll need an iron and I use this piece of wood, specifically for my t-shirts so I just store it away when I’m done, along with a pillowcase. I place the pillowcase on top of the wood so I can have a hard but smooth surface. I always do the transfers on the floor so I can press down on the iron.
Cut out your design or image and place it on your t-shirt right side up so you can see exactly how it’s going to look.
Flip over the paper and center it once again. I usually like to place the image one finger long down from the neck.
PrintWorks instructions: “Iron transfer with firm pressure in a straight, non-stop motion top to bottom and side to side. Keep iron moving at all times to prevent scorching.” Make sure your corners are ironed down.
Let your t-shirt cool off completely (this part is hard for me because I’m so impatient). Then carefully peel away the transfer’s backing.
I LOVE IT and I hope my dad loves it too.
I hope you guys enjoy this gift and crafting idea.
Take good care.
Until next time…