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Iron On Transfer Paper Art Tutorial by Skirt Fixation

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 by in Once Upon a Time, Season 2 | 0 comments

Hello Crafting Con lovers! This is Audrey from Skirt Fixation, and I have a fun tutorial for you for the Once Upon A Time theme. For my kids, Once Upon A Time means going back to the era of knights and ladies; something they love and play often. Another thing they really love is coloring pictures from that era.

There are a lot of tutorials on how to use transfer paper and fabric markers, so many that it can get confusing! So here is what worked very successfully for us. If you’ve been afraid of iron on transfers, fear not, we have the solution for you.

Coloring2We started with some iron on transfer sheets specially made for knit fabric. (We used Avery 3302.) After printing out a page from their favorite coloring book, it was time to get coloring! We used fabric markers, with the idea the colors will last through more washings. Because I have a feeling these are going to be worn and washed often! We colored on the iron on transfer paper because this is a lot easier than coloring on knit fabric which wants to move and stretch with a marker and is hard to get precise lines and shapes.

CutoutWhen they were done coloring, we let them dry for about 30 minutes, and then cut them out close to the edge of the desired object.

FaceDownPlace the cut out face down onto the shirt/pattern piece.

PressThe next step was to iron with firm pressure and no steam onto the shirt front. (We used the front of a shirt pattern we had cut out, but you could use a RTW shirt!) After waiting just a few minutes, it was time to peel off the backing paper.

PeelTa Da! There was the picture he’d colored, now on the front of his shirt-to-be.AfterAll that was left was for me to sew up the shirt pattern. I used Peekaboo pattern shop’s Boardwalk Henley and Hoodie pattern.

Finished shirtAs you can see, I used navy blue pleather for the shoulder section. Much more like a knight in armor without the bulk and heat of metal chain mail according to my 9 year old!

KnightShirt2This tutorial should hold you over until Hayley from Mouse House Creations new color your own fabric hits the shelves! We can’t wait to get our hands on some of that!

We’d love it if you would come over to Skirt Fixation to see the other coloring page clothing we made. There just may be an epic sword battle too!

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