How do I transfer a design onto fabric for embroidery?

What are the 3 basic methods of transferring embroidery design?


  • Tracing method.
  • Transfer method.
  • Stabillizer method.

Is the easiest way of transferring design onto the fabric?

Carbon transfer paper, also known as Dressmaker’s carbon paper, is another way you can transfer your design to fabric. The advantage of using this method is that it is reuseable and comes in different colours, even white, so it works well on darker fabrics. Using it is easy.

Which tool is used for transferring the design?

Transfer Pencil – Chalk

The blue chalk pencil is used to transfer a design from tracing paper to fabric. Trace your design onto the velum tracing paper.

How do I transfer a design onto black fabric?

Cut out a piece of carbon tracing paper about the same size as your design. Choose a colour that contrasts with your fabric. I’ve chosen red, but if you have black fabric, white carbon paper is available. Place the coloured side of the carbon paper facing down and then pin the tissue paper with the design on top.

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