A friends little boy has a birthday coming up very soon, and he needs a new pencilcase.
I really wanted to personalise it with his name, but I also wanted to use my favourite font, so I came up with this super simple solution.
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You will need the following:
A sheet of A4 sized Freezer Paper
A piece of fabric large enough for your printed letters
A piece of fusible webbing the same size as your fabric (I use applifix)
Create your chosen letters using Microsoft Word (or any other such program). Place the sheet of A4 freezer paper in your inkjet printer, taking care to ensure that the print will end up on the paper side (not the waxy coated side).
Print the letters onto the freezer paper.
Cut your piece of freezer paper down to an appropriate size.
Cut your chosen fabric so that it's a bit larger than your freezer paper.
Cut your piece of fusible webbing the same size as your fabric.
Place your fusible webbing onto the back of your fabric (making sure the fluffy gluey side is touching the back of the fabric), and iron into place.
Leave the backing paper intact.
Place the freezer paper on top of the fabric and iron into place (waxy coated side faces the fabric).
I used a rajah cloth on top to protect my iron from the ink.
There will now be a paper layer on both sides of the fabric.
Using a very sharp pair of scissors, cut the letters out.
Peel the backing paper from the fusible webbing and place your letters onto the piece of fabric which will be appliqued, and iron into place.
It's best to use a rajah cloth or scrap of fabric to protect your iron from the ink.
Follow the correct manufacturers instructions for the brand of fusible webbing that you're using.
Once cooled, carefully peel off the freezer paper.
Now you can choose to do whatever you wish - machine stitch, hand stitch, straight, blanket, zig-zag.... whatever takes your fancy!
I used the Zippered Pouch project from Nikki's book, You Sew Girl to create this fully lined pencilcase using my Dragster Dominoes Fabric and the appliqued fabric letters.
Now I just have to wrap it up for the birthday boy!