I've been looking for quite awhile for an easy way to transfer embroidery patterns onto the fabric I'm working on and I may have finally found it! I get sore fingers from pressing through the transfer papers and the iron-on pens I tried haven't worked - until now.
I've been working on a bread cloth and while looking for my transfer paper came across a Sulky pen I picked up at Joann's awhile ago. I never gave it a test and didn't have high hopes .... but when I tried it, it actually worked! And worked quite well.
To get it started, press down on a piece of scrap paper (as directed) - and be prepared for a flood of ink. Next time I'll press a little lighter. I also suggest drawing a few lines on scrap paper as it kept flooding out strongly for awhile. My other suggestion is to press lightly when tracing the embroidery design - it helps the lines be a little lighter and thinner. The instructions say that more then one copy can be made from one tracing, but I didn't find that to be so.
So now I'm on to embroidering! More on that Monday ...
Happy Creating! Deborah