Kehillah Apparel – DIY Edition!
This is a hub for all of your at-home swag needs. Below you’ll see downloaded pdfs with some sweet designs to put on your garment of choice. We’ve included logos that work on dark or light colors and some pretty thorough instructions for use. Now get creative! Below these thorough instructions you can see samples of Kehillah gear and find the downloads below the instructions.
Reversed Designs are for white/light colored transfer paper:
If you’ve downloaded the pdf (or pdfs) of your choice and are ready to use your at-home printer to create – then I’m pleased to help you with these tried & true tricks that will help the longevity of your piece and hopefully, ensure a finished product you’re happy to share with us on social media (use #KehillahDIY) or Schoology or just while you enjoy your travels from your bedroom to your living room.
- • Iron-On Transfer paper (be mindful of dark transfer paper and standard – not all will work on all fabrics so be cautious) Plus here’s a site where they go into detail about the best transfers.
- • Your garment, fabric, or item that’s about to get branded. This should be clean, dry cotton for best results. Choosing a solid color is preferable but if you wish to customize a tie dyed item, transfers for dark colors will work best.
- • Iron (with the steam feature turned OFF) & ironing board
- • Thin towel/dish towel or paper towel in a pinch
- • Dryer
Assuming you have downloaded the PDF or PDFs of your choice and have successfully printed them on your transfer paper, congratulations! You are now ready to apply them to your clean, dry garment or fabric.
You may have noticed the designs for light fabrics are backward, that’s intentional and once you have laid them face down on your light-colored garment they will show up correctly. Dark transfers will layout the opposite direction so there is no need to reverse the design.
With the garment on the ironing board place the printout and a thin towel on top to protect the design from too much direct heat. Set your iron according to the iron ons suggested settings.
You should feel free to let the weight and heat of the iron do the job and there shouldn’t be any reason to press down hard. When your design has cooled if it looks like parts have not been transferred it’s ok to continue ironing until all of the design appears to adhere to the fabric or garment.
Once complete, turn the garment inside out and place in the dryer for 30 minutes to really heat set the pattern on. It’s ready to go now!
Going forward, any time you wash this piece, you’ll want to use gentle washer settings with the item turned inside out to protect it. Lower heat settings on the dryer will help your item not fade as quickly. Happy crafting Kehillah!