Knowing and making your designs is one whole skill, which few people have in them. If you’re one of those and can craft amazing embroidery designs, then transferring embroidery patterns to fabric should also be known to you. For that, you’re on the best site to know about it.The skill I talked about is not just designing of the fabric, but it’s about a complete embroidery designs, which is done to enhance the quality of the fabric. The article is going to address those who were looking to know How to transfer embroidery patterns to fabric step by step complete guide to follow and you can do that for your own self.
If we consider transferring the design, then some queries come to mind that is how to transfer patterns to dark fabrics and denim and a lot more. So, these queries are clarified below.
Three Ways to Transfer Embroidery Patterns
How to transfer embroidery patterns to dark fabric
Transferring embroidery patterns to fabrics especially on dark fabric is easy, if you are proficient in tracing. The colors that you’ll use will be light colors like white, pink, or light blue so that the color is prominent. The tools that you’ll be needing to make embroidery patterns to dark fabric are a carbon paper, a tracing pen, and a dark fabric.
For embroidery, you’ll be needing a needle, a hoop, colored threads. The main part of this is the tracing of the pattern with a light-colored ink, because the fabric is dark and after that, the embroidery can be done easily when you have a design on the dark fabric. Now, moving towards the step of tracing the pattern.
Steps to follow:
How to start
Initially, start with gathering the necessary items and placing them on an even surface. The items are a dark-colored fabric, carbon tracing paper, and a tracing pen. You have to separate the carbon paper, its thin so you have to be careful.
The side which is lighter in color will go against the fabric because it’s the transferable side. Moreover, choose the design you want to trace and draw that design on a paper or have a print out of it. Place the design on the carbon paper and on the side, which you want your design on.
For stable the design
Furthermore, if you are clumsy and if there’s a possibility that the design can be moved by mistake, then place a tape on the design, which will hold it firmly.
Secondly, make sure you are working on a smooth leveled surface to avoid any mishap. If the surface is soft, it might tear your carbon paper or will not trace the design properly.
Now, trace the pattern. The element to focus is that a tracing stylus is recommended to trace the design. If you are using a pen, then you have to be very cautious that the fabric shouldn’t be stained with ink, in this case, a tracing stylus works the best. Anyways, you have to trace the pattern.
After when you are done with the tracing, remove the carbon paper, and check the design out. The design would be perfect if the steps are followed accurately.
Now, its time to do the embroidery on it. Use the color of the threads according to your preference and then put an insert in the needle and just start to embroider it through the pattern.
How To Transfer An Embroidery Patterns To Dark Fabric
How to transfer a design onto fabric
Transferring the design onto fabrics can be also very effortless if you have pre-planning and knowledge about embroidery. I’ll be talking about a few best ways to transfer a design onto your fabric.
Steps to follow:
By using light as a source
This is usually the most preferred way of transferring the design on the fabric. In this, you just need a good quality tracing pen or a stylus. You can also use an erasable ink pen. Then, you’ll be needing a window through which the light passes clearly.
On the window, you have to tape your pattern, which is in the form of paper, then tape your fabric on which you have to do the tracing. Then, carefully with the help of the pen, trace the design.
It’s as simple as ABC. However, the problem that arises is that you can only follow this way at day time. Even sometimes, the daylight is not sufficient enough to trace the design.
By using carbon paper
It’s just the way as I’ve already stated above. Place the carbon paper between the fabric and the design. The shiny part, which is the carbon will go on top of the fabric.
Then, you just have to simply trace the pattern that you have, with the assistance of a tracing stylus or a pen. The advantage of this is that the carbon paper is available in various colors even white, through which tracing can be done on dark fabrics.
By using heat
This is the least preferred way but it works in a way that you have to trace the design on the backside of the printout. After that, through an iron which will emit heat, you’ll stick the pattern on the desired fabric.
The design will be seen. The tracing can be done through a pen or a pencil. However, a pen is mostly recommended as the pattern will be traced and you don’t have to retrace it.
My 2 most used ways to transfer an embroidery design to fabric
How to transfer embroidery pattern to denim
This can also be done to gain proficiency in embroidery and it can be done by following a few simple steps. The tools required to do this are a tracing paper, thimble, embroidery needle. Now, elaborating the steps.
Steps to follow:
By the use of tracing paper
Start by placing the tracing paper on top of the denim. Tracing paper is the best when you don’t possess a transfer paper. Moreover, on top of the tracing paper place your design or the pattern.
Make sure to tape or pin the design to avoid any double lines or adverse sketching. Then start tracing with the help of a tracing pen. You need to insert a little pressure according to how thick the denim fabric is. Then, remove the design and the tracing paper to check the design out.
The tracing step is done and after getting the design on denim. You can now use an embroidery needle and colored threads, to give that design an enhancement by doing embroidery on it.
Transferring embroidery patterns to dark or thick fabrics
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