Iron Ons

June 16th, 2010

Iron Ons

I bought these adorable Sukie iron-ons from Urban Outfitters. I just adore the designs. I”ve tried using them on a number of different fabrics now–jersey, a tea towel, a high thread count cotton and each time they just show up blurry and faint, like on the fabric pictured here. I followed the directions to the letter, and am so disappointed with the outcome. Does anyone have any ideas on what I might be doing wrong, or are these just lame? I tried leaving the iron on the design for twice as long as what was recommended; not sure what else to do but put these in the trash!

We”re headed to the beach this weekend for a little family time. I can”t wait! The weather is supposed to be 60 and cloudy, but it will be fun to be on the water and hanging out. Gotta love Seattle summers.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nancy  |  June 16th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    It seems like there is most likely something wrong with them. It”s too bad though because they do look cute.
    Have a nice weekend

  • 2. Karen  |  June 16th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    It looks like it”s a defective product. All the things you listed sound like natural fiber, which is what I”ve always heard is best for iron-ons, and leaving the iron on twice as long is what I would have done too! Maybe they were stored in a place where they got too hot/too much sun exposure? That”s the only other thing I can think of that might affect them, other than the product just being junk :(

    Sorry it worked out like that!

  • 3. Sarah  |  June 17th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    That is so so sad! Well, don”t throw them away. They would make cute card embellishments. Just cut out the transfers and glue them to a card!

    Have a fun weekend, we”ll miss you guys!

  • 4. savvy stitch  |  June 17th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Get your money back and have fun at the beach!

  • 5. Dacia  |  June 17th, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Yes, indeed, I just read all of the Amazon reviews and everyone had the same problem as I did. My crafthood is restored! But sad for this cute little book of cuteness I can”t use.

  • 6. mckay  |  June 17th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Yeah. They”re lame. SUPER cute,, but lame. I embellished all our “spit up rags” with them and not only did they turn out blurry, but the images washed out after the first run through our laundry! I wish Sukie would make a better product because DAMN they”re stuff is darling!

  • 7. zoe krylova  |  June 18th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    i found your entry after i googled the sukie iron ons trying to find out if they could be used more than once!

    i wouldn”t give up altogether. i had good luck ironing one design onto a white t-shirt. the iron wasn”t on it more than a minute before the t-shirt itself started to yellow from the heat so i lifted the iron off and the design was just right and vibrant. it was one of the small dark animal faces.

    i ironed something else onto a light gray t-shirt and it turned out muted and dull. it makes the t-shirt look like it has aged design on it which isn”t a total loss i guess.

    it seems like it will work on white only, and perhaps t-shirt fabric is best? i”m going to try it on some white baby onesies & old white t-shirts but i think that is about the extent of it!

    i”m looking forward to reading more in your blog!

  • 8. Alecia  |  June 20th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I got these as a gift for my birthday and struggled with them as well. So glad to know it”s not just me. :) Such a bummer, cause the designs are sooo cute.

  • 9. mjb  |  June 25th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I read the same thing about them in the amazon reviews, so I think it”s universal, and a real shame.

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