Iron on Letters Instructions

Updated February 21, 2017

You can use iron on transfers to create decorative details and letters on almost any fabric item. Letters can be used as monograms for personalising shirts, bags or any other item. They can also be used to spell out words and messages on fabric items. To use iron on letters, you will need to know how to create and apply them.

Open a word processing program on your computer and type the letters that you want to make transfers for.

Select a font style that you like.

Adjust the point size until the letters are the size you need.

Place a sheet of printable, iron on transfer paper into your printer's feed tray.

Print the page onto the transfer paper.

Cut excess paper from around the printed letters and cut to separate them if you are not using them all together the way they appear on the page.

Wash and dry the fabric that you are using. Brand new clothing must be washed to prevent iron on distortion due to shrinking in the initial wash.

Iron your fabric to smooth and prepare the surface for proper transfer adherence.

Lay your iron on letters onto the fabric, transfer-side down.

Smooth over the backs of the letters with an iron on medium heat.

Remove the paper back from the back of each letter carefully. Pull up and away to avoid smearing warm transfers and allow the fabric to cool before moving.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Word processing program
  • Printable iron on transfer paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Fabric item
  • Iron
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Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.