How to Paint Fabric/ How to use a Transfer on Fabric

Have you ever used a transfer on fabric? This was my first time and I’m addicted! It was so easy! You literally just paint, apply the transfer, seal, wash, and wear.

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First, I misted the apron to get it a little bit wet. Then I painted it in an ombre using Dixie Belle’s Cotton, Pure Ocean, and Colonel Mustard. I used the Pure Ocean and the Colonel Mustard to get a nice green in between.

I let it dry overnight. I wanted all the moisture to be out of it before the next step. Now the next step was really, really easy! I choose the Folk 1 transfer from redesign with Prima. I applied with the transfer tool. I literally just rubbed it on!

This transfer comes in 3 sheets that fit the size of the apron. I did get the apron from the same company that makes the transfers. I used the bottom 2 sheets and then cut one of the designs from the last sheet from the top. I can use the leftover transfers for another project.

Lastly, I sealed my project. I used Modge Podge for fabric. This sealer has a little more flexibility to it so it will hold up on the fabric easier. Didn’t it turn out cute? The Secret  word is Summer.

After it was completely dry I hand washed it. I wouldn’t recommend putting it through the washer. I laid it out to dry overnight. In the morning  I put it in the dryer on the low heat setting for only 5 minutes (taking it out to check it every couple minutes). Then I let it air dry the rest of the way. It’s not hard it’s actually soft and totally wearable!