Best Iron On Transfer Paper – Union Jack Shield Pillow and Printable
I had so much fun designing and making this Union Jack Shield Pillow with my favorite Transfer Paper called Tap! And big news after several years of TAP being out of stock, TAP is back again!! Woohoo! I know so many of you tried this transfer paper and loved it and then couldn’t get it anymore for quite some time. I’m sure you will all be thrilled to be able to get your hands on this awesome Transfer paper again, I know I am.
- Tap Transfer Paper HERE
- Plain Pillow Cover
- Printable Shield Transfer (download below)
Even though I’m including this in the Sewing category, I cheated and used a premade pillow cover from Ikea. This is the “Aina” pillow, it’s a nice generous size 20″ x 20″ , it’s white and made of a linen cotton blend. This is how it looked before I got my hands on it! Because the pillow was so large, the printable comes in 2 halves, the top and the bottom of the shield. I didn’t want the image to look ditsy on the pillow. We can’t have that… now can we?!!
Now for the most exciting part of the project!!! This is the Iron on Transfer Paper that I used. It’s called Tap and it’s made by Lesley Riley. In my opinion this is the Holy Grail of Transfer Papers!!! Seriously, I’ve done all kinds of transfers over the years, I’m kind of a transfer nut actually… and this stuff blows all the other papers away! It is far superior in every way, it’s fast, it’s soft, no shine etc. I’m going to do a whole post on this stuff soon, until then, just know that you need this paper!
This is a close up of the transfer, had I left the iron on a few seconds longer, it would have transferred completely, but when I peeled up the corner and saw that it had a slightly distressed look, I was in Love and peeled it right off!! There is a dark line across the center, you can see it in the photo, where the two transfers overlap. I actually don’t mind that at all, and I think it adds to rustic appearance. You do need to overlap to get it to line up just right, or else you could trim one of the halves down a bit to get it more even. Make sure you trim up the transfer. I cut away all the white parts, mainly so that when I laid the transfer on, I could see the shape of it, and would know how to lay it out, since it goes face down on your project.
You might also like the smaller Union Jack Shield that fits all together one Printable Page. You can grab that one above.
***P.S. A big thank you to Maddie at Domestic Anarchy for posting about the Tap transfer papers!!!