How to Transfer on Fabric in Less Than 5 Minutes

I've been receiving questions about transfer into fabric since I posted my romantic pillow or lavender sachets and I thought that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I decided to make a little tutorial to show you how to do it, and maybe you decide to give it a try!
First a little explanation of the process.

1. We need acrylic spray varnish
2. Print the design you want mirrored, this is very important because if not it will be upside down. You need a laser printer, or you can take the file to a copy shop to print it for you.
3. Spray the design with varnish, at a distance of about 20 cm. This is to not saturate the paper but to have enough varnish for the ink to "get up"
4. You will know that you've done it right when you turn over the sheet and you are able to see the image.
5. Press with the back of a spoon to help ink transfer well. Here Miss A was helping me
6. Remove the sheet and you're done!!
Now I recommend you to iron the fabric as the heat helps to fix the ink.

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  • JS JS on May 18, 2016
    Do you use a laser printer or an ink jet? Does it matter?
  • Terri Terri on Dec 14, 2016
    what do you put on the photo when you are finished? I used the mod podge and after I took off the paper after it dries it gets dull. do i need to do something else. I appreciate it very much....
  • Chai Chai on Sep 27, 2020

    Hi! Such a great tutorial! I just wanna ask if i could use it on shirt? 😊

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