Transferring patterns

by Caroline
(Turlock, Ca, USA)

The pattern I'm using has a needle work design that needs to be transferred onto felt. What is the best way for me to do this? I've tried tracing paper, but it doesn't show up well on the felt and the pencils don't work at all.

Carol answers...

When I have done work on felt in the past, Caroline, I have used the tacking method, where the design is traced onto tissue paper which is then laid on the surface and small running stitches are taken along the outline. The paper is then torn away leaving an impression of the pattern on the felt.

The link above will take you to a fuller description of the process.

Regards,

Carol

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transfer pencils

I need to transfer a pattern onto some fabric to embroider. I have tried the old method, of tracing with a heat transfer pencil, but the result is too blurry. I have been told about hand carbon but am also told this is very messy, is there nothing new out there? Please help.

Carol answers...

I give instructions for a variety of ways to transfer a pattern onto fabric on my iron on transfers page.

Maybe one of them will give you the results you require?

Regards,

Carol

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iron on patterns on flannel

I am making a blanket and would like to put iron on pictures onto it. Can you put them on flannel or will it melt the fabric?

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iron on patterns on flannel
by: Faith

It depends on what the flannel is made of. If it's cotton, it shouldn't melt. Something you might want to consider is that an iron-on picture will come out a bit fuzzy/blurry because of the nap of the fabric.

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