Learn to transfer paper to fabric with this unique tutorial! You’ll use Mod Podge photo transfer medium and this simple process. SO cool!
Skills Required: Intermediate. To transfer an image to fabric, I recommend having previous experience with photo transfer medium. This is because fabric is not forgiving and if you mess up, it’s permanent.
Hello, hello again . . . It’s Heather from Craft + Tell! Today is so exciting for many reasons, one of them being that I launched my brand-spankin’ new blog today! If you’re into DIY, crafts and home decor, be sure to hop on over to my blog to check out all of my fun projects.
Anyways, I may have been living under a rock for awhile, but I just found out about Mod Podge Photo Transfer. Have you heard of it — or even used it for an image transfer? You can use it to transfer paper to fabric!
I was amazed the first time I tried it out, and can’t believe I didn’t make my bridesmaids one of these bags for my wedding. Anyway, it’s not my style to carry a bag around with an actual photo.
Some people can rock it, but not me. I was at the craft store the other day and I saw some gorgeous scrapbook paper. A light bulb went off.
I remembered I wanted to try out the photo transfer with Mod Podge, and before my very eyes, this scrapbook paper transferred onto my bag!
So, I’m giving you the low-down today, and also want you to know up front how easy this is — you can do it!
Transfer Paper to Fabric
Here’s what you’ll need to make this paper to fabric image transfer bag:
- Any bag, I recommend a light color
- Mod Podge Photo Transfer
- Foam Brush
- Scrapbook Paper
If you’re using scrapbook paper like me, cut out the shape you want. I went with a heart because it’s simple and cute at the same time.
Next, using your Mod Podge Photo Transfer, generously “paint” the solution onto your paper (pretty side up) using a foam brush. Moving quickly, place it facedown onto the surface of your fabric. Let it dry overnight.
Then the magic happens! Grab a sponge and a small glass of water. Once your sponge is wet, rub over the paper in gentle, small circles.
Paper will begin to vanish before your eyes and a beautiful image will appear! Ta-Da! You just made a bag with very little effort.
I will say I tried this DIY with very thin letters and it didn’t work out like I hoped. I don’t think I used enough photo transfer and the letters were too thin. Make sure your design is substantial enough before you transfer paper to fabric.
So, what do you think? Could you transfer paper to fabric on a project and impress a crowd?
I want to see your projects using Mod Podge Photo Transfer! Be sure to tag me on social media and I’ll share you on my feed!
If you like this project, you might also like my photo pillows (also made with transfer medium!). Here’s what they look like below: