How to use dark fabric transfer paper to make patches and emblems

By Greg Mowry

I use the dark fabric iron on transfer paper to make patches and emblems for 1/6 scale clothing.

It's a fine way for us to create neat looking patches.


PHOTO 1 shows from left to right:

  1. McGonigal's Dark Shirt transfer paper. Instructions and special pressing paper are included.
  2. Original artwork (the master) drawn and painted TWICE THE SIZE as the final patch.
  3. Laser copied sheet of patches reduced 50 %.

This iron on transfer sheet is scanned into the computer for printing.

You will always get a sharper smaller image by starting with a larger master and reducing it down rather than making a teeny sized master.

After the iron on transfer paper has been printed, cut and peel off the backing .

This can be difficult handling such a teeny piece of paper so use a needle's point to help start a separation of the two.

PHOTO 2 shows the position of the patches on the coat tails.

Since I use very high quality imported wool for my clothing, the heat set procedure is different than for T-shirt fabrics.

Also my patches don't have to be laundry safe so I found that a household iron set on medium for 30 seconds worked for me.

Since the iron on transfer paper is actually a plastic-like film, if you press too hot and too long you can melt it and shrink and distort the image.

I hope these tips benefit any who read them!

Thanks. Greg


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