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Pressure-fax Transfer Pen by EZ Crafts.
Pressure Transfer PROS:
Pressure Transfer CONS:
I don't recommend this method for a couple of reasons. It's a little too much work (tracing and rubbing) and ink residue was left on the material, even after hand-washing.
With a mixture of one cup water, one cup mineral spirits (found at art supplies stores), and a few drops of liquid detergent, dampen the right sides of the paper and the fabric. Place felt or a towel under the fabric and put the photocopy face down on the fabric. Press with a hot iron (cotton setting). Will not work on synthetics.
TRACE OR DRAW
Using the second sheet of tracing paper simply makes it easier to see the image areas that have already been traced - you're less likely to miss a spot. This is only really helpful for large or complex designs.
Tip #4: Trace the design with strong dark lines so they won't get lost in the weave of the fabric. Details can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from fabric fibers.
Before you begin: Unless your fabric is transparent enough to allow you to clearly see the underlying design without being backlit, you will need a light source of some kind behind your design and fabric. The best is a light box. They're generally portable, tabletop boxes with a fluorescent light or two under a plexiglass top. These can get expensive, but there are some around for under $30. The only down side is the small size of the lighted area. (Depending on the size of your design, you might need to shift your work six times and trace it in sections.) The larger the lighted area, the more expensive the box. My husband made himself a light table years ago for his graphic design business. It was a work table with a large 18" x 24" lighted area that was great. If a light box isn't an opiton, a large well-lit window works, but it's awkward since you've got gravity working against your arms and the fabric.