There are several new babies in my extended family this year and I wanted to make something special just for them. While handcrafting a baby quilt or even piecing together individual sock monkeys would be fabulous, let’s be honest…there just isn’t enough time to get it done before Christmas. Instead of slaving over the sewing machine for days, I decided to take advantage of the adorable iron on transfers that Consumer Crafts has for sale. In less than 30 minutes, I had a custom gift perfect for the babies!
It is very important to have a hard surface under the cloth you are transferring onto. A cushioned ironing board will not work! I simply use a leftover cabinet door from IKEA, but any piece of solid wood will work! Lay your clean, dry material on the hard surface and smooth out any wrinkles.
Time to iron your DIY onesies! Make sure your iron is hot before starting the transfer (I used the ‘cotton’ setting). Maintain even, strong pressure for 60-90 seconds. Make sure not to let the transfer shift by pressing down on the iron and not directly sideways. 60-90 seconds is longer than you might think! Make sure to time it or else the transfer won’t come off perfectly.
I peeled a little from the top, then a little from the bottom, then finished with the center portion for the best release.
The same basic process is used, but I found the metallic iron-ons take a tad more time than the 90 seconds to transfer and need to be peeled even more slowly than the basic transfers.
Check out the FULL SELECTION of TRANSFERS at Consumer Crafts and get that iron heated up!
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Hey y’all! I’m Amy Renea, a freelance photographer and writer based out of Hershey, PA. I spend my days chasing children and chickens around the back yard, sipping on dandelion tea and munching on sweet potato chips. Come visit the Nest for All Seasons to learn more about my food, photography, DIY designs and modern garden living! www.anestforallseasons.com