Hey everyone. Today I would like to share
a few tips with you on using your Design Dye Basic Fabric Kit with your personal cutting
machine. So here we have our cutting machine and this machine come in all different shapes
and sizes. Here we have our Design Dye Red. So Design Dye is a specialized dye that with
any household iron it can be transferred into a fabric to make aprons, quilts or any personalized
gifts. Ok so this is a sheet of Design Dye Red, on one side you see the red and on the
backside you see the Design Dye logo. This is important because you always want to have
the color side down on the fabric that you would like to transfer the Design Dye to and
be sure to iron on the logo side. Ok let’s run it through the cutting machine. If your
platform has a sticky surface, it’s best to do it color side up. Sometimes the stickyness
can pull the dye off the paper, which actually makes for a pretty cool effect, but if you
don’t want that I would say go ahead and cut it colorside up. So just remember when
we go to transfer this, we’re going to flip the paper over. So if you’re cutting on
the color side just remember to cut it out backwards so it reads correctly when you flip
it over. So we’re going to go ahead and attach it to the platform and load it to the
cutting machine. So I’m feeling like making something for my niece, so I think I’m going
to choose a heart. Look at that a perfect heart! So now let’s turn it color side down
on our test fabric that is included in the Design Dye Basic Fabric Kit. Now this could
be the fabric of a pillowcase, a t-shirt, a clothing item, it could be paper to add
additional color and shape to, it could be a number of items to personalize and add some
charm to. Ok, we’re colorside down and we see the Design Dye logo, so now we’re ready
for our next step, the iron. Ok so here we have a really standard iron. If you’re using
a dry iron, even better. If not be sure to drain the water and turn off the steam function.
So go ahead and turn it to the cotton / linen setting to get it to the right temperature,
and remember no steam. Now all irons are different so we ask that you test the temperature of
your iron. You can do this by using a piece of the scrap of the fabric you’re using.
Throw on a sheet or two of the protective ironing paper and move it slowly but constantly
for 25 to 30 seconds. Adjust the iron down only if the fabric scorches or becomes brittle.
Ok so we’re all set. Put on a piece of the protective ironing tissue, these are included
in the Design Dye Basic Fabric Kit, and here we go. So pushing down a bit firmly, you don’t
have to muscle it, but give it a little pressure. Moving the iron slowly but constantly for
25 to 30 seconds. And let’s take a look. Wow a perfect heart! Look at how it is now
part of the fabric. You can wear this, you can wash this, and it’s all non-toxic, you
could even chew on it. This would be a great gift and it makes great personalized gifts.
I just know my niece is going to love it. Check this out, very cool, and it was so easy
to do. I know you’re just going to love it. Visit DesignDye.com for more fun project
ideas and to share your projects with other Design Dye artists.