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Love those monogram napkins or towels you see in the store, but can’t ever seem to find the ones that work for you?  Why not make them yourself? Not only is it personalized perfectly for my home, but also more budget friendly as well.  Here is my simple how to on creating your own fabric transfer for that added personalized touch.


  • Citrisolv
  • Fabric:  Linen napkins, dishtowels, etc.
  • Copied image
  • Paintbrush
  • Spoon
  • Tape
  • Iron
  • Towel

Crafters Tips:
The images must be printed with a printer that uses toner ink. If you don’t have one at home, you can have copies made at your local copy shop.


  1. Lay your fabric out faced down on a surface of either newspaper or another towel.
  2. Tape fabric into place.
  3. Pour a small amount of citrisolv into a bowl.
  4. Dip the brush into the citrisolv and wipe over the image until you can see it. (When brushing on the citrisolv use a  thin layer too much will cause the ink to blur.)
  5. Rub the entire image with the back of a spoon. This should only take about 20-30 seconds and you don’t need to use a lot of pressure. Medium pressure is fine and make sure you burnish the entire image.
  6. When you’ve finished burnishing, carefully lift the copy off the fabric.
  7. Once the image is on the fabric, set the image with heat.
  8. Place a towel over your ironing board and set your iron to the cotton setting. Iron over the image to heat set it. Let sit.
  9. Machine-wash the fabric in cold water to remove the traces of citrisolv. The tighter the weave on the fabric you are transferring to, the better your transfer will be.

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