Welcome back everyone!
Today’s post is going to be a bit different than the previous weeks’ tutorials. Instead of doing a tutorial, I am going to do a round up of several different ways you can source iron ons.
Before we start, here is another chance to enter the raffle for a prize pack of 3 patterns from our pattern sponsor for this week, Peekaboo Pattern Shop. Scroll to the end of this post to enter the linky party (any sewing done for a boy is eligible) to be entered to win our prize pack from L’Oiseau Fabrics, our fabric sponsor for this week.
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This is the boy’s top I made for this week. I used the body suit from Peekaboo Pattern Shop‘s Lullaby Line * in size 6 months.
Option 1: One of the newest and most exciting ways to source iron ons for embellishing is to cut your own from heat transfer vinyl using a machine like a Silhouette. With these machines, you can design your own shape, or buy one from the Silhouette store. The machine does all the hard work for you; just cut and iron following the instructions that come with the heat transfer vinyl.
Option 2: Of course, you can be like me and wish to own a Silhouette but don’t! While I haven’t tried it, I’ve been told that you can cut the heat transfer vinyl with a x-acto knife, but this is difficult for complex designs. There are many brands of iron on vinyl available, but the kind that was used for the tee I made is Siser Easy Weed. It is available in many colours, glitter, metallic, and flocked finishes.
Option 3: Buy a precut design. I searched on Etsy and quickly found many sellers that will cut the heat transfer vinyl to your specifications. I bought the bike iron on from this shop.
Option 4: Purchase a commercial prepared iron on. These often are the most interesting and professional looking, but of course you can’t customize them. The good news is that there are so many designs out there. Our sponsor for this week, L’Oiseau Fabrics, carries nearly 20 different designs and you are sure to find one that will please any boy! I’ve been eyeing this one for my son’s first birthday shirt. Isn’t it cute?!
That’s a lot of information, so congrats if you’ve read this far!
This week I am opening up the linky party to anything sewn for a boy! So, if you have anything to share, add it to the sewalong below and be entered to win an amazing prize pack from L’Oiseau Fabrics, including an iron on, Ottobre applique guide, and 1/2 metre of their amazing European fabric!