Other than with freeform machine embroidery, and sometimes even then, you’re probably going to need to transfer your embroidery design to fabric. There are a wide range of techniques you can use for this; some are useful for a variety of different applications, while others are more suited to particular techniques.
In this hints and tips article we’ll look at a few different ways of transferring your embroidery design onto fabric:
- Dressmaker’s carbon paper
- Iron-on transfer made with a transfer pencil
- Pricking and pouncing
- Tacking (basting) through from the back of the fabric
- Transferring photos or other digital images onto fabric
Head on over to Ruth O'Leary Textile Art to get detailed instructions for each method! Fantastic resource site!