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Using Iron-On Transfers
Using Iron-On Transfers
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Use Iron-on transfer pencils or pens to create a permanent design that can be transferred to embroidery fabric using the heat of an iron.

There are several different brands of iron-on transfer pencils available in most sewing stores, and these are available with either red or blue pigments for light colored fabrics, and white or silver pigment for dark colored fabrics. Each brand or pigment color is used in the same manner.

Fabric for transfer embroidery should be pre-washed to remove any sizing that may have been applied by the manufacturer. Sizing coats the surface of the fabric and can interfere with the pigment fusing process.

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