Friday, October 03, 2008

Iron-on Transfer Pencil

Hey, I bought myself an iron-on transfer pencil. Let's play!!!!

Get your desired image in the desired size. Who cares if you run out of printer paper? Rip a sheet out of the kids' notebook and use that instead. Trace the outline using the transfer pencil.
traced

Flip the paper over and iron using high heat.
iron

Admire the successful transfer. Woo hoo!
transferred

Lament not centering the design better on the linen. It's a little too close to the hoop. Quickly forget about lamenting because it's working! It's working, working, working!!!!
almost done


I bought my transfer pencil at Pacific Fabrics--where creative dreams come true. And sometimes they really do. Yes indeedy.

47 comments:

jessica said...

this looks fantastic! well done!

Maranda Marie Burke said...

I need one of those:)

kirsty said...

Ooh, good to see that those work as well as I hoped! Thanks.
Cute Vespa!

sam said...

Wow! didnt even one such thing existed!!! I have ALOT to learn about sewing!
On my 'to get' list.

Angelika said...

Very cool. And just think of all the possibilities.

Things Hand Made said...

I need one of those pencils and a lovely little baby bundle as picture on you last post!

Alissa said...

omg. that is TOO Cute!

Jennifer said...

Adding iron on transfer pencil to my "must buy" list! Thanks!

joyce said...

wow thanks for sharing! that's great!

Tiff said...

I so need one of those. That is too cool!

Doris said...

I think i have one of those, need to break it out and give this a try!

THANKS!

Kristen said...

oh my gosh you just solved a HUGE problem for me! THANK YOU! Now I can do this project for my son! Phew!

Denise Felton said...

This so rocks! I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog Saturday morning (Central USA time), October 11. I hope it brings you a few extra clicks.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Rae said...

I LOVE that! I'm going to forward this to my seester who embroiders right away!

Cute scooter!

Life in the Bizzy Lane said...

what a cool idea! i just found your blog and i love it1 i'll be back to visit again!

jona said...

Dang, that's brilliant! I have to have one of those!

Cortney said...

Does anyone know if you can use it on a sewing pattern? Will the iron ruin the think paper? I was thinking you could use this to iron a pattern to the fabric so you don't have to cut the pattern out. Then you can use all the sizes and preserve the pattern.

Cortney said...

thin paper**

maggiegracecreates said...

I love my transfer pencil. I use it all the time ----

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

Joanna, I really hope you are starting to feel better. Your blog is such an inspiration, that I (and everyone else who stops in to visit) look forward to your speedy and healthy recovery. Keep taking it easy, with lots of rest, and keep soaking up the love of your family.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, this is way cool. I can't wait to get one. I'll be linking to this.

I hope you feel better!!!

Ginger said...

With the days of saving money this is a tip for all .Awesome thank you so much for sharing.

ms.clark said...

Brilliant! Thanks for the tip. I will head over to Pacific Fabrics and pick one up for myself.
Stacy
http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com

Netter said...

I almost bought myself one of those pencils the other day but changed my mind because I wasn't convinced it would work well. I see I should have bought the thing, dang it.

Great tutorial.

kia (good enough mama) said...

WOW!!! THat is SO TOTALLY cool! I must have one!!!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Love it. A "needed" supply for sure on my next trip to the fabric store.

Angela said...

Lovely stitching!

Melissa said...

that is sooo awesome! I seriously need one of those pencils but sadly they don't sell them around here. great job.

Fairion said...

That pencil is just what I need. Thanks so much.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

super tutorial! Thanks for the picture perfect descriptions.

RE: peanut said...

Always fun to find another "local" blogger! Thanks for the tip!

Dacia said...

that is fabulous! way better than my method of trying to trace things!

jess said...

I just discovered those a little while ago and love them! Who knew things could be so easy?!

fyek said...

That is amazing!!! The possibilities!!!

Astrid said...

This is so neat - I love the embroidery too! Gotta get myself one of those! :)

Chara Michele said...

Oh that is very cool! I think I need to get one of those!

SewAmy said...

tell me where you got this awesome pencil.

Anonymous said...

i'm sure you've talked about this before, but could you please tell us what kind of sewing machine you use? thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I.AM.IN.LOVE. with your blog! Thanks so much for all the great tutorials! I am just North of Seattle, and I would LOVE if you could give me an idea where you got the filling for your bean bag chair? I don't know where to look...I am hoping to make my boys some for X-mas, but am trying to figure out if it would be cheaper to just buy them! If you would give me an idea of where to look for the filler I would be really greatful!

Joanna said...

I got the filler at Fred Meyer. :)

Jessica said...

Ooooh this is so fancy!!! Can you buy these pencils anywhere? I don't think I've seen them at Michaels. Any tips?

Jessica

The Ruby Red Raspberry said...

That looks fantastic! Well done!

donna_says_sup said...

OMG that is AWESOME

Winter'sLastCrow said...

Wow, i didnt even know they had these things.. Do they have differet colors or are they all red? I was just thinking the other day how i needed to find something that could transfer pictures ive drawn onto fabric.

Dalya said...

Thanks so much for sharing!

Definitely now a must-have for embroidery projects. I've been looking around for info on this. Imagine the possibilities, oh boy!
My twin sis often draws cutesy weird animals, this pencil would be a great way to give personal gifts!

i see amazing said...

yay!Thank you for posting, I bought two pencils and couldn't figure out how to use them!!

manos de chicureo said...

Wow!!It pencil is awesome. I have to look fo this pencil in my country.
Thanks for the tip.
Yasmin