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« on: May 09, 2006 10:37:58 PM »

So, I've mentioned this before on other areas of Craftster, but I have three autoimmune diseases. Having them makes me incredibly sensitive to the sun, and I can't find any hats I like / that look good on me.

I found a website that sells plain mesh trucker hats for fairly inexpensive - my only question, is would iron-on transfer printer paper work for the material on the front of the hat? I've never really used Iron on before.

And if not - how would you suggest I go about putting an image on the front of the hat without embroidery or sewing?

I think it'd be really cool to design some graphs (since I am a graphic designer) around some of the obscure stuff I like and put them on the hats.

Anyway - thanks for any help that might come my way. :)
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006 08:40:42 PM »

Hello Cheesy,

      Well, about the iron on...sometimes the fabric of the hat make things a little tricky to stick on. But, there is a topic about Iron on at this forum..people  are great overthere..maybe someone out there can give you a good tip Wink.
      Now, here at the discussion and questions, there is a post about reverse applique..and that would be a good thing to do on your hat...the sewing part is quite simple..take a look at the post  Cheesy - Great info there!
( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=94309.0)
     And... there is always fabric paint pencils, puff paint, etc...you can do any design you wish...and I think this is your area...I am not sure where the post is, but run a search here at the "clothing" Rostitchery gives a nice explanation how to use and cure puff fabric paint!
     I hope this will be helpful to you...

PS: It just occurred to me that you could iron on the printed design on a fabric of your choice and the make the applique on the hat..well just brainstorming here...
Ah!...someone just put some cute crystals on a hat..I am sorry I can remember the name..but it is here too...maybe run a search on hat and crystal..
I am telling you, people at crasfter are soooo inspiring...simply AmA ZinG

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006 02:43:13 AM »

it's really hard to say whether or not they'd actually work without knowing what the fabric was made out of.. but, you can always iron them on to a more compatible fabric (an old white tshirt usually works well Smiley )and then sew/glue that on.

I can't help but second the rhinestone/crystal suggestion.. I'm a sucker for ANYTHING shiny..

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