Colored Foil on Fabric — and FREE Cut File!

Colored Foils on FbricIn my previous post on Siser Foil, I showed you how I used Siser Easyweed Foil to create a vintage train design.  As of this writing, Siser only has Gold & Silver in this beautiful foil material.  However, we always want more colors!!  So today I am going to share with you a second method for adding additional colors of foil to fabric!

This technique uses a product called Siser Easyweed Adhesive.  It is a semi-clear milky colored product that acts like regular Easyweed Heat Transfer Material.  By that, I mean that you cut if from the back side (which is the dull side — shiny side down on your mat.)   And I used my typical cutter settings for Heat Transfer Vinyl.  Remember to mirror your design, since you are cutting from the back.

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Once you have cut the design, weed the excess material from the design – Because it is basically clear, it can be very difficult to see – so the best thing to do is to put it on a dark colored paper or material underneath.  This allows you to see the cut lines more easily.

Once you have the design weeded, you are ready to press.   The temperature for this material should be about the same as the Siser Easyweed Foil – which is 275 degrees – 300 degrees.   The equivalent setting on your home iron is Acrylic, Lycra/Spandex, or Nylon.   After pressing your garment to remove the moisture & wrinkles, lay the adhesive side down onto the fabric.    Press for about 2-3 seconds and then remove the clear carrier sheet.  This is a warm peel.

Once you have removed the carrier sheet from the adhesive, lay the foil over the entire area with the adhesive.  Cover the design with your teflon press sheet and press for 12-15 seconds, using a firm pressure.  

Now, this foil is a cold peel – so while I know that its very tempting to yank that foil off to see the design – be patient & wait a minute or so until the foil cools off.  Then peel it to reveal your beautiful foil design!  (You will be much happier with the results if you wait!) TRW Foil
This is what the foil looks like after it is removed –

Remaining foil

I used the TRW Magic Foil that I purchased from The Rhinestone World with the Siser Easyweed Adhesive for the “I’m So Fancy” onesie.  In the interest of full disclosure – I tried other foils that I had on had for the Minc machine.

Thermo-o-Web foilFor the “Hugs & Kisses” onesie with the leopard print foil, I used a design from the Silhouette Design Store and the  Gold Leopard Foil from Therm-O-Web.    (Search Deco Foil Leopard) on their site).

Brand NewAnd, for the teal “Brand Sparkling New” onesie – I used the Heidi Minc Foil that can be purchased on Amazon – and other places.

Here is what I decided.  All of the foils worked – pretty much the same.  They all adhered well, were shiny & were easy to work with.  However, here is the BIG difference – the price!  The Rhinestone World has awide variety of beautiful colors to choose from and they are great prices!   They also have specialty foils!  (This is also where I purchased the Adhesive).   While Amazon has the Heidi Minc foil for $10 for 10 feet — The Rhinestone World Magic Foil is $10 for 25 feet!!!  Two and a half times as much – for the same price!!  And the Therm-O-Web foil was $5.99 for five 6″x12″ sheets!!    You do the math!!

The “Brand Sparkling New” design is one that I created with “Smoothie Shoppe” font from The Hungry Jpeg — and this studio cut file is  free for you to download here!     Its perfect for new little ones!

This Siser Easyweed Adhesive opens up a whole new world of putting foil designs on fabric – whether its onesies, t-shirts, or pillows for home dec!  It will be amazing at Christmas time to use red & green foil!

The recommendation is to wash in cold water & hang dry.  Wait 24 hours after pressing before washing – -and no chlorine bleach!     I absolutely love this and am going to go a little foil crazy!

This is the same foil that is used with laser printed cards and paper.  It works beautifully with the Siser Easyweed Adhesive!  I love this!!

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PS — This foil is difficult to take good pics – due to the shiny reflection!!!

 

 

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Comments

  1. Paulette Campbell says:

    Thanks so much for this post. Learned a lot of new stuff! I’ve got to order me some foil and some adhesive, can’t wait to try.

  2. Geri Morfino says:

    I’m addicted!

  3. Love your works will save it to my Pinterest. And thank you for the free designs!

  4. Thanks for sharing our Deco Foil! Our Deco Foil Hot Melt would work beautifully with the Silhouette to cut and then heat set as well! Thanks for the mention!

    • Julia — I love the Deco Foil! Especially the leopard on that onesie! Good info about the Deco Foil Hot Melt! I need to give it a try! Thanks

  5. Thank you so much for this info Terri. I’m going to have to play around with my foils once I order the adhesive. Cheryl

  6. Casey Watson says:

    Thank you!!!! I can’t wait to try it!

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