Hello friends and a great big welcome. Today I will be sharing some tips and steps on creating your own iron on pattern, the old school way. The only machine that I have used in this process is my printer and an iron! I hope you will stay awhile as I share these steps with you. I come from a long line of can-do-makers. Hardworking, muster up the muscle type of folks who shy away from too much technology. I just bet that there is an entire community of you out there too. So let’s stay connected and share the joy of Making it all on our own.
Now, let me say this, if you are an artist, enjoying sketching and have a steady hand you can easily draw your own design directly on your fabric. Since I am none of these things I have to have a Pattern! I am even more in luck as I have a daughter or who is collaborating with me on these projects.
I just enjoy making things from scratch. To this day I really don’t even like a cake mix, it sort of feels like it’s not homemade if I use one. There is just nothing better than sifting your own flour and creaming your own butter and sugar.
I am also one of those people who hangs onto remnants of fabric, embellishments, thread and yarn. It truly hurts my heart to throw away perfectly good pieces of fabric. You never know what you might make out of scraps…. take a peek at this handmade rag heart wreath.
So you Makers already know that there are many, many steps involved in getting your handmade project from infancy into a finished product. My friend Robert Mahar, from Making It, sums it all up very well in his video Patience Makes Perfect.
Today I am sharing the very beginning stages for these two iron-on designs that will eventually become finished embroidered pieces. There is much more tweaking to be done, but you Makers know that this is part of the thrill of the artistic and creative journey!
I also want to mention to my subscribers that next week a survey will be coming your way. With Summer nearly over and School time just around the corner I want to be able to deliver to you meaningful and helpful topics for your creative lifestyle. I hope that you will find a moment to fill it out!
Thank you so much and May All Your Dreams Come True,