There are several ways to transfer an image onto fabric. I wanted to share how I transferred this vintage sewing machine image onto burlap to create this art piece.
I selected this great vintage image from my collection of images and printed it onto an 8.5 inch x 11 inch sheet of Avery transfer paper (#03275). I printed my image using my ink jet printer as instructed and I carefully cut around the image. I prepared my burlap (15 inch x 15 inch) large enough so that I may have the option to use the print for an alternate project; however, you can cut your fabric to suite the size of your frame. I ironed the fabric and serged the edges to prevent fraying.
I centred my image on the burlap and pressed as instructed. I found that when I first tried lifting the image away from the fabric it still seemed sticky, so I flipped over the fabric and applied heat to the underside. This final step really made a great difference to the finish, and seems to "set" the image into the fabric.
I framed my finished piece in a vintage picture frame that I found at the thrift store. I am thinking however, of making a cushion with the panel of fabric.
What do you think of my new art piece?
Enjoy trying your own!