**GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** The winners have been announced here.
Hi, I’m Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings. I blog about all things crafty, tasty, pretty and just plain life. I’m an insanely huge Harry Potter fan, can’t stop making cheesecake and homemade pasta, and have a new addiction to making hair accessories. Hopefully you’ll stop by my blog and see some of my latest adventures. I also run a handmade baby and toddler clothing shop on Etsy called Rae Gun.
Today I want to share with you how to make your own iron-on’s, as well as give away two gift sets from my shop. First of all the tutorial. I love making iron-on’s because you can use them on virtually anything, it’s perfect for using up scrap fabric and it’s a quick and easy way to give items your own personal flair.
What You’ll Need
- Ultra Hold Heat Bond (you can find this in the notions section in packs or by the interfacing on the bolt at your local fabric store)
- Design or Pattern
- Scraps of fabric
- Something to put the iron-on onto (I’m using onesies today but totes, napkins, and other clothing would be great too— the options are endless)
What to Do
First find or create a design to use. I like to google ideas and I use the word “shape”, “silhouette”, or “outline” since basic designs are the ones that work the best. You want something that you know what it is just from the outline. Then I trace or print the image onto thicker paper and cut it out.
Read the directions on the heat bond if you’ve never used it before. Cut out a piece of heat bond the size of your design.
Put your fabric scrap pretty side down, then iron the heat bond to the WRONG SIDE of your fabric. You’ll be ironing on the paper side of the heat bond. And trace your design onto the paper part of the the heat bond. Don’t do this if you’re tired, I’ve ummm ironed it on to the right side too many times late at night!
Next cut out your design. Peel off the paper and position it on your item.
This stuff holds really well and is washable so you can just be finished here, or if you like you can top stitch for decoration or add beads, ribbons, etc. for embellishments.
Now if you like these that I made hopefully you’ll enter the giveaway—or if you can’t wait they are in my shop here.
I’m giving away one of each of the sets —the freshcut wrap around bottom bunny set as well as the green gingham chocolate bunny set. So there will be two different winners. The winners will be able to choose what size they want from 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months 12 months, and 24 months.
To enter this giveaway you must be a follower of The Crafting Chicks and leave a comment on this post saying whether you’d like the Fresh Cut or Chocolate (which would be great for either a boy or a girl) bunny set . For an extra entry, become a fan of Rae Gun Ramblings and leave an additional comment here letting us know. Giveaway will close Sunday, March 13 at midnight and the winner will be posted on Monday.
Thanks for having me. Hopefully you’ll stop by my blog and say hi! Please let me know if you try out the tutorial; I love seeing pics of everyone’s creations.