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DaisyTattoo
« on: June 05, 2011 11:12:58 AM »

I have several ways of transferring simple patterns that have worked for me. I am currently looking at some sketches that I want to embroider, but they are rather detailed and I don't think tracing is a good way to get them on the fabric. What would be my best bet on getting it onto the fabric?
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011 01:05:30 PM »

Can you scan them and then print it out on fabric or an iron on?
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011 01:40:01 PM »

The more complicated the design, especially if it's large, the more likely I am to use the "Prick and Pounce" method (which should actually be prick, pounce, and connect the dots...).

There's a good tutorial on Mary Corbet's site:
http://www.needlenthread.com/2011/05/prick-pounce-embroidery-design-transfer.html

I've just finished pricking an excruciatingly large and detailed design that I need to transfer to black fabric... wish me luck! Smiley But there's a lot more leeway for errors with this method - and if you smear it, you can brush or wash off the pounce and start over.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011 05:54:40 PM »

Can you scan them and then print it out on fabric or an iron on?

You can print on fabric?

deromilly: Thanks for the link! Checking that out now.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2011 06:00:08 PM »

Check it out. I just skimmed it but I believe you can with freezer paper.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Inkjet-Printing-on-Fabric/
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2011 06:10:12 PM »

Awesome! I need to get some freezer paper! That will help alot.

I looked at the prick and pounce. That's the technique used by the pumpkin masters kits to do pumpkins. It looks like a good method too.

Thanks for the help!
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