upcycling week :: day 4 :: iron-ons

first of all, here is something i had meant to share yesterday: Kelly of Green Baby Designs made this fantastic skirt out of t-shirts for her daughter Willow, who looks supercute modelling it.

you can see more photos on this post, be sure to check out her blog, Kelly has loads of awesome upcycling projects on there!

so, today is day 4 of our upcycling week and we're talking about iron-ons. iron-ons are another way you can make a plain old garment look like new.

i found this really cool book full of iron-ons by sukie a few months ago. i have to restrain myself not to cover all my belongings with sukie iron ons, because i'm so in love with them...

of course, you can get a bit more creative and make iron-ons yourself. iron-on transfer sheets that you can put in your regular printer can be found in almost any office supply store. here is what danielle did: she scanned a drawing by her artist friend rosie, printed it onto the transfer sheet and ironed it onto a piece of white fabric. she then sewed the piece onto a bright green t-shirt. you can also iron your design directly onto the garment you chose of course!

(we dug into the archives but could only find this photo of danielle wearing it. you can't see the whole print, but it gives you an idea. awesome art-wearing, isn't it?)

so as always, feel free to share: have you ever tried iron-ons? were you pleased with the results and have you got any more tips to share?


:: day 1 ::  starting easy
:: day 2 ::  a few stitches here and there
:: day 3 ::  going a step further
:: day 5 ::  home decor and accessories
:: day 6 ::  roundup / link list


Tracey ~ Clover said...

Now that is something I can do! I do know how to operate an iron. xx

amanda {the habit of being} said...

fun idea! i bet my girls would love to do that with some tees :)

Baby By The Sea said...

I totally want some of those iron ons. Adorably cute.

Renée said...

I LOVE the sukie iron ons! You used them so well!!!

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