Introduction: Transfer Images to Fabric

About: Welcome to my profile. My name is Matthias and I am BrittLiv's boyfriend. She also uses this account to post some quick instructabes that she deems too simple for her main account.

In this instructable I am going to show you a very easy way to transfer images to fabric, with things you have probably lying around.

As you can see I used a drawn picture of our dog, but the technic works just as well with any photograph.

Step 1: Things You Need

These are the things you will need:

  • Fabric
  • Image printed with a laser printer (inkjet doesn't work)
  • Lavender oil (e.g. here)
  • Some extra paper
  • Tape
  • Spoon
  • Paintbrush
  • Flat iron

Step 2: Preparing

Start be ironing your piece of fabric, as you can see I used a pillow case.

Place a few sheets of paper underneath it to soak up any excess oil.
Use tape to hold the fabric in place and tape your image onto it. Make sure it is mirror-inverted, especially if you would like to transfer text.

Step 3: Transferring the Image

Add a few drops of lavender oil onto the picture and use a paint brush to spread it out. Make sure that there are no puddles.

After about 1-3 minutes you can start by transferring the image. I used a spoon to do so. Press it onto the image and make sure that you get every part of the image. You can carefully lift it to see whether you are happy with the result.

After you are happy, you can remove the paper and let the fabric dry.

Step 4: Last Step

All that is left to do is to iron the piece at the hottest setting without steam.

You can wash it at 40°C (104°F) in your washing machine.

Congrats you are done!

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