Tuesday, June 7

Bridal Underwear Tutorial

Do you love those cute little undies that say "Bride to Be" or " Soon to Be Mrs. SO and SO"?  Me too!  I of course always want to make my own, and I actually like them better than any of the ones that I saw on-line to buy and they were way cheaper to make myself.  Here is a short and simple tutorial on how to get those adorable panties to wear around on your honeymoon.


Step 1: Find some super cute and comfy underwear that have a large backside.  Preferably 100% cotton as the transfer method is the most successful with cotton.  I found these ones for around $5 or $6 bucks for a pack of 3 at Wal-Mart.  (Hanes)  Wash and dry them before you begin.


Step 2: Find an image that you would like to transfer to your panties.  I found mine at Wedding Chicks.
You can get the image above  here.  Just input Brides name as Mrs. and grooms name as your new last name.  Then where it says Month Date Year, you can input whatever you would like the bottom to say. 
 Ex: Month-Forever, Date-&, Year-Always. Get it??  Then you pick your color and click submit.  For this project, I chose a dark color and all the same color for each element.  Keeping it simple makes the transfer easy to read.


Step 3: You are going to need to flip your image.  Mine is already flipped above, but all you have to do is right click your image once you save it to your desktop and open it in Paint.  Then go to the top where it says ROTATE.  You will flip your image vertically and then rotate it 180 degrees so it is upright. 


Step 4: Print your image onto transfer paper and then cute around image, leaving rounded edges.  While you are printing, you can preheat your iron.  Next you need to find a hard surface to iron on.  Preferably something that won't burn.  :)  I chose a cheap tv table to iron on.  It also helps if it is about waist level as you can get more leverage to apply pressure.


Step 5: Then you are going to place something stiff, like a piece of cardboard inside the underwear to create a nice tight fit and to separate the layers of material.  Next, place your design carefully in the middle of the butt and iron firmly.  Make sure you get the edges really good, they tend to peel away.  Iron for a few minutes and then remove from heated area and let cool completely.  Then you can peel away the backing and VOILA!


Panties for under $5 each!  These would be a super easy gift for your bridesmaids with their names or something funny on them too.  You could even tie-dye white underwear and then go nuts with the transfers.  The possibilities are endless and they take less than 20 minutes to make from start to finish!

Here is another little something you could use as an iron on.  I just used a free bird graphic and typed Bride underneath and flipped it.  EASY AS PIE!  Good luck!

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