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There are so many different ways to transfer a pattern. And, of course, everyone seems to have their favorite. Below I am listing a few techniques that I have used, plus a few that I haven’t tried yet.
This is by far my favorite way to transfer a pattern and the one that I most commonly use.
You simply place your printed pattern on a light box (I have linked to mine HERE), position your fabric on top of it. Then with the light box turned on, you trace the pattern using either an air erasable pen, heat/water erasable pen or a pencil.
If you are not quite ready to invest in a light box, the window method is an alternative solution. You simply tape your printed pattern on a bright window, position your fabric on top of it. Then you trace the pattern using either an air erasable pen, heat/water erasable pen or a pencil.
This method uses carbon paper that can often be found at your local fabric store. It comes in different colors to best suit your project. First, you place your fabric down on a hard surface and then lay the carbon paper on top of it and then lay the printed pattern on the very top. Trace the pattern using a sharp pencil. When done, the image will then be transferred to your fabric.
This method uses water soluble paper that can often be found at your local fabric store or Amazon. Basically, you print the embroidery design you want to embroider with on to this special paper, stick it on to your fabric, embroider on it, and then soak it in water when you are done with the project. I have a much more detailed tutorial on how to use that HERE.
Other transfer methods include using Stabilizer Fabric Method and the Iron-On Pencil Method.
So now that you know how to transfer a pattern, are you ready to get started?! Here's where you can find all of my digital embroidery patterns.
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