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Quick lion top.

Added Feb 20, 2012

by asperge11

Carcassonne, France






A very quick top I made, just to sew something, when my overlocker arrived just before Christmas. I wore it today and thought I’d take some photos.
I printed the motif on special paper and ironed it on.
It’s still a bit cold to wear this kind of top at the moment so I put it over another longer one and a cardigan (last two photos).




Garment Type

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    Mar 17, 2013, 08.53 AMby Marisol Castañeda

    this medium is also sold at supplies stores like office depot, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it at walmart. by flipping the image, she means making a mirror image of the image you want. this can be done by editing the image (can be done using almost any Windows program) and usually your printer will allow you to edit the peinter settings so it does it throjgb the printer, as opposed to editong the image or text.

    the only thing.about using this “iron on” laper is that it’s nothing like screen print…it’s the same stuff the people at the mall kiosks sitting there with a video cam use to make your shirts. my dad compares it to wearing a hot plastic patch…to avoid this, I would suggest trimming as close to your image as possible.

    also, DON’T TRY TO PRINT THIS USING A LASER PRINTER! For the most part, it will melt your paper an d potentially ruin an expensive printer. Reason: laser printers burn pigment powder to make your image. keyword:BURN! So, yeah…..inkjet printers only, unless you’re ok with wasting money on this kind of expensive paper and on a new printer or causing a headache to the person being badgered at office depot (used to be me being badgered) in a fruitless effort and having to call the serviceman and losing revenue…..blah blah blah. just don’t use a laser printer….lol.

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    Feb 28, 2012, 05.59 AMby The Tropical Sewist

    Such a cool graphic! I’ll have to look into getting some of that paper. PS. congrats on the serger! Doesn’t it make sewing a dream :)

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      Feb 29, 2012, 11.13 AMby asperge11

      Thanks! Yes, the serger is amazing :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 10.05 PMby MaycieAfterFive

    Super cute!

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      Feb 22, 2012, 12.31 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 20, 2012, 07.03 PMby joost52

    Yes yes yes yes, I want to know about the printing too, just lik Adriana. Please tell us old people how to be cool with a printed shirt like that ;)

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      Feb 20, 2012, 07.11 PMby asperge11

      Hahaha go to my reply to Adriana :) And Joost my friend, you are very cool already ;)

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      Feb 20, 2012, 07.39 PMby joost52


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    Feb 20, 2012, 06.55 PMby Adriana Orozco

    This is very nice!!! lovely for your age too…..do….the printing can be use for many many proyects….how did you do it???? it will be lovely if you could give a tutorial on that.

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      Feb 20, 2012, 07.08 PMby asperge11

      Thank you! I bought the paper in a crafts chop. Basically you get the image, drawing, text etc. whatever you want on the computer and flip it round (since you iron it on it turns out the other way round). Then print it onto the paper and iron onto the cloth. I’ve used it loads and it works really well :)

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      Feb 21, 2012, 06.51 AMby asperge11

      I realize this might not of been clear: you iron it and then peel of the paper and the design stays on the cloth.

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