What you will need:
Iron-on Vinyl (see my other post here for where I get mine)
A protector of some sort for your ironing board. I happen to use a flat rate box from the post office. It's all I had laying around. ;) You can buy a Teflon sheet to lay down if you desire. But you definitely want something to protect your ironing board. Flat rate boxes work great. ;)
Iron - NO STEAM! EVER!
**I really apologize for the phone pictures-I had to make this for a customer last night and in the mess of moving, I cannot find my camera. So please forgive. :) **
Iron your fabric and starch it. Make sure there are no threads that have found their way to the front because they will be vinyled on for eternity if they are there!
Cut your piece of vinyl to size to match your fabric.
Carefully peel the vinyl off the backing and lay it down on your fabric. It's really not that sticky so if you need to move it, it's easy to do so. Smooth it down and remove any air pockets.**Keep the backing from the vinyl!!!!**
Lay your fabric face up and place the backing that you saved on top, smooth side down so the little grids are face up.
I keep a bunch of big pieces and lay them side by side to make sure the piece I am working on is covered entirely. You do NOT want this stuff on your precious iron.
You will need to press your iron down in each spot for 8 seconds. Count to 8.
K-now move to the next spot over. Make sure you iron each spot on your fabric. Use the grid on the backing as a guide.
When you turn it inside out your vinyl will be a crinkly hot mess. Don't panic! I promise it will be ok.
See? Pretty vinyl with no crinkles. This stuff is pretty cool.
It just takes some time and patience (which I am working on as I am pretty much the most impatient robot on the planet).
I found the tutorial for the crayon wallets here. It is a great tutorial. I changed it a bit, obviously adding vinyl and I made them a little bigger.
I would LOVE to see what you create if you use my tutorial.
Please leave a comment with your link if you make something!!
Hopefully this helps. If you have any questions, let me know!