See how to use iron on embroidery transfers in this super speedy video or read on for a more detailed photo guide and a look inside a transfer pack.

Using iron on embroidery transfers is easy with our step-by-step guide:

how to use iron on embroidery transfers

Step 1:

 

Choose a design and cut it out, leaving a small gap around the edges. 

iron on embroidery transfer being cut out with scissors

Step 2:

 

Place your cut out transfer fabric ink side down on your embroidery fabric. Iron your fabric first so that it is warm, this will help you transfer work more quickly.

iron on embroidery transfer placed ink side down on fabric

Step 3:

 

Set your iron to the hottest temperature suitable for you chosen fabric. Press firmly and move the iron across the transfer. It will take between 3- 10 second for the ink to transfer. You can carefully lift a corner to check if you are happy with the print before removing the iron.

applying an embroidery transfer with a hot iron

Step 4:

 

Carefully peel away the embroidery transfer. 

removing an embroidery transfer

Step 5:

 

You can now mount your fabric in the hoop and begin stitching. If you are not sure how to do this we have a handy guide, just click the button below. 

We hope you have enjoying learning how to use iron on embroidery transfers. Be sure to visit our 'Learn and Make' pages for loads more projects and tips.


applying an embroidery transfer with a hot iron

Inside your embroidery transfer pack:

lazy may iron on embroidery patterns
embroidery transfer pack contents, includes pattern test transfers full instructions and beginners guide

Each pack of Lazy May Sewing Club iron-on embroidery transfers comes packed with useful embroidery tips and project ideas. You will receive our beginners guide ' Ready, Steady, Stitch', full instructions for using your transfers, a sheet of test transfers and your sheet of embroidery patterns. 

inside beginners booklet showing a page about embroidery equipment and a page about setting up an embroidery hoop
inside the embroidery transfer pack, pages show finishing a hoop and ways to use your transfers

Inside your 12 page beginners booklet you will find information about:

  • Embroidery equipment
  • How to use an embroidery hoop
  • Separating thread
  • Stitching tips
  • Finishing a hoop
  • 3 pages of ways to use your transfers
  • An illustrated guide to 4 basic embroidery stitches
full instructions explaining how to use iron on embroidery transfers
Test transfers to help you learn how to use iron on embroidery transfers

You will also find detailed instructions explaining how to use iron on embroidery transfers and a sheet of test transfers to use to practise ironing with. Each of the test transfers has instructions for a mini project for you to make.

I hope you can see that using iron on embroidery transfers is quick and simple. We have a growing range of designs that will help you create your own unique embroideries.

Embroidery transfers you may also like:

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