27 January 2020

A Crafty Tool: Hot Iron Transfer Pencil

I discovered a crafty tool and I'd like to tell you about it.

It's called Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Transfer Pencil and it comes in handy when you need to transfer designs and drawings to fabric. 

Here's how I used it:

I traced a design from a book with tracing paper and the Hot Iron Transfer Pencil. I used a heavy hand so that it copies easily to the fabric.

This project is a good way to turn fabric scraps from blah to TADA!

I flipped the paper with the design so that the pencil side faces the fabric.

I applied heat from a hot and dry iron, hovering for 5 to 10 seconds.

And here is the design on the fabric...TADA!

I mounted the fabric onto an embroidery hoop and applied embroidery. 

Let me present to you my "ladybug on a leaf"...TADA! 

A quick craft that starts with an easy way of transferring the design to cloth and just adding a few stitches. The pencil marks aren't visible here but can be washed off with cold water and dish soap, then air dried, if needed.

How to transfer images to fabric


  1. I didn't know there was such a thing as an iron transfer pencil. Oh, the possibilities! Thanks for sharing.:-)


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