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« on: February 26, 2007 11:35:54 AM »

I found a bunch of amazing vintage patterns, but after following the instructions, they didn't transfer to my cotton material.  Are they too old? 


Thanks for any input.  I can post some of the best here if you want.
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2007 08:48:10 PM »

hmmm. They might be. What era are they from? I have some vintage ones that are kinda worn out. Are they ever been used?
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2007 08:55:32 PM »

If they are don't give up!  There is a notion called a transfer pencil.  You can take those patterns and copy them, trace them with the pencil, iron them on, and voila!  It works.  I don't usually use patterns, I just draw my own and use that method.  If I want it to be reversed I trace on the printed side.  If I want it to be the same, I trace on the opposite side.  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007 09:26:46 PM »

I use a transfer pencil and solvy all the time. That way I don't use up my transfers.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007 09:42:30 PM »

Go thrifty times and resourcefullness!  I'm all about it too!    Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2007 06:16:47 PM »

That's real helpful.  So you're saying I just use my transfer pencil to trace over the black marks and then iron the same way I would have originally? 

They're from the ..... (checking)..... 50's.  So cute!  Especially the hula girls and scotty dogs.  Thanks for the input.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007 06:05:20 PM »

They sound wonderful-I would love to see the hula girl.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007 06:11:48 PM »

Yep!  Its that easy!  AND if you want to reverse it, you can just trace on the opposite side of the paper.  Just another little tip though, remember when you do it that a little bit of the pencil goes a long way so you really don't have to make a really heavy line.  You can just trace it lightly and Voila!  There you go!  Hope you have fun, and if you can, post some pictures of what you made with them, especially that hula girl, she sounds lovely.
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