Mixing Fabric and Iron-Ons is No-Sew Win!

We’re fans of the iron-on’s here at Craft Warehouse, especially those from Decorating Your Life. The Craft Warehouse Design Team says they’re the best ones to work with and make the transfer process so easy.

In this post we’re going to show you how to combine your favorite fabric with an iron-on to make a one-of-a-kind decoration that is great for towels, aprons, wall hangings – all kind of projects! You’re going to want to cover all the things with iron-ons and fabric. That’s how we felt after making these projects.

Supplies:

  • 5” square of fabric (We chose fabric that resembled candy from the SewCherry2 line by Lori Holt for Riley Blake)
  • 4-7/8” square of HeatnBond Ultrahold
  • Mason jar iron-on from Decorating Your Life (this one came with a heart to iron on inside the jar, but we’ll save that for another project)
  • Kitchen towel – pre-washed and dried with no fabric softener. Iron flat and smooth.

Heat n Bond with Fabric and Iron-On Supplies at Craft Warehouse

Directions:

  1. Iron the mason jar onto the fabric square according to the directions on iron-on packaging.  Let cool and remove plastic.
  2. Cut 4-7/8” square from HeatnBond Ultrahold. Following their instructions, iron onto the wrong side of your fabric square and let cool, leaving the paper on the back.
  3. Cut out around the black lines of the mason jar.  Remove the paper backing and follow HeatnBond directions to fuse the jar onto the towel.
  4. Remove the paper backing and follow HeatnBond directions to fuse the jar onto the towel.

Transferring Fabric on to Iron On

For the camping trailer:

  1. Fuse the HeatnBond onto the fabric and cut the fabric about ¼” larger than the window and door openings.
  2. Place the camper in place on the towel and carefully slide each piece of fabric behind it’s opening and iron the camper in place. You may find you need to use a pressing cloth when fusing onto a flour sack towel as they tend to scorch after 20 or so seconds.  We often use an old dish towel or piece of muslin for a pressing cloth. (Flour sacks aren’t usually ironed but if you do iron them, normal ironing doesn’t cause scorching issues.  It’s the extended exposure to the high heat of fusing that causes the issues).