Welcome to Emily’s Simply Made Series! Each post features a craft that looks cute or is practical but is easy enough for even the uncraftiest of people. Cute DIY things are NOT just for the pros! You can do it too!
A few weeks back, we made these cute mouse pads and I promised that I would share how I got those letters onto the fabric!
It’s super easy, and it works for any project you want, including for clothing! It is washable!
All you need is a computer, an ink jet printer, and these simple items:
Freezer paper (found next to wax paper at the grocery store)
Plain printer paper
First off, cut a piece of freezer paper to 8.5″ x 11″ (or a tad bit smaller)
Now, tape the freezer paper to the printer paper, leaving the shiny side facing up.
Cut the fabric to 8.5″ x 11″ or whatever size you’ll be needing for your project
Iron the fabric onto the shiny freezer paper, making sure it is adhered very well, and not going over the edge of the paper.
then place it into the printer, as you would with printer paper. My printer takes it fabric side up, but check with a piece of paper first if you are not sure.
Design what you want to print…I just used Word and typed in the words to “You are my Sunshine” in the font “ck Roxy Alternative”
Now, peel the fabric off the freezer paper
and run a hot iron over the ink (this seals the ink so that you can wash it, should you need to!)
then use as you wish! I framed this one for my son’s play area,
but I’ve made tags for my little baby clothes business
and shirts for Miles
To make this shirt, I printed onto a cream colored fabric, then sewed it onto the inside of the shirt, then cut out the shirt to reveal the printed fabric!
Or, use a white fabric, and print your own pattern onto it!
The possibilities really are endless!