If you want to design your clothes yourself, motifs that can be ironed on are a wonderful option. Since the finished models that are offered in stores do not always necessarily represent what you imagine on the clothing, you can also easily design iron-on transfers yourself. We’ll show you how you can make these iron-ons yourself and provide a few templates.
Make iron-on transfer yourself with fish film
You can make wonderful iron-on transfers yourself with a laser printer by simply finding the desired motif on the Internet and printing it out. You can also print out a photo on normal paper and iron it on as an iron-on using the following instructions:
- any template
- Cling film
- Baking paper (or parchment paper)
- T-shirt, cloth bag, trousers, etc..
Design iron-on transfers yourself – tips and instructions
The item of clothing for which you want to make the iron-on transfers yourself should be ironable and should be able to withstand the heat. Accordingly, many artificial materials are unsuitable. Cotton and polyester, for example, are perfect. Just look at the label beforehand and check whether the fabric can be ironed.
Print out and cut out any iron-on image. Put it on a piece of cling film and put another piece of foil over it. Now roughly cut out the film around the motif and place it on the fabric that you would like to design yourself with iron-on transfers. Connect the iron, place baking paper on the design and iron over the baking paper as soon as the iron is hot enough. The heat melts the film and serves as an adhesive and to seal the iron-on motifs at the same time.
Attention: If your motif has lettering, you must edit and mirror it before printing. It’s easy to do with Paint.
Wash the garment carefully by hand and inside out so as not to ruin the design as it is more delicate than most of the items you buy.
Design iron-on transfers yourself with paper napkins
If you want to make iron-on transfers from paper yourself, you can also use paper napkins instead of printed designs. The procedure is the same as when you make an iron-on transfer yourself without napkins: Cut it out, place it between two layers of cling film and transfer it to the fabric with an iron and baking paper.
Use iron-on foil and do the iron-on application yourself
You can also buy special iron-on film (transfer paper) and then print it with your favorite motif. You can use a laser or inkjet printer for this purpose. The film has an adhesive that is activated by the heat when it is ironed on. In this way, the motif is transferred to the fabric and the film can be peeled off.
Iron-on transfer templates
You can find numerous motifs on the Internet from which you can then create iron-on transfers yourself. However, we would like to provide you with some nice templates for ironing stickers in the following gallery, which you can simply print out and transfer to any item of clothing or other fabric. There are motifs for adults as well as those that are suitable for iron-on transfers for children, so that you can design beautiful iron-on transfers yourself and spice up boring T-shirts even for the little bullies.
Floral motif in turquoise and yellow
Sun with yellow background to print
Make iron-on transfers for children and adults with unicorns
Design iron-on transfers yourself – playful cactus to transfer onto fabric
Sun as a template for self-made iron-on transfers
Monochrome wolf with geometric design
Comic dog as a funny motif
Design iron-on transfers yourself – pretty butterfly for women and girls
Pineapple for t-shirts and other fabric
Make iron-on transfers yourself with palm trees for that holiday feeling
Print out ice cream cones and transfer them to fabric
Make the iron-on patch yourself – stick out your tongue
Colorful rainbow with cloud
Dream catcher and feathers
Photos of a lion to design T-shirts
Make iron-on transfers yourself for children with frozen motifs
Iron on font and letters