How to iron on a patch?

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  • May 19, 2017

Do you want to make your favorite pattern or logo to your clothes or bags, hats and much more? It's very cool to differ with others. Iron on patches is the best and easiest way to express your personality. Let's learn how to iron on a patch?

First, Lay the base item on a flat, heat-resistant surface. An ironing board is useful, but if you don't have one, you may also lay your item across a doubled-up bath towel on a sturdy table.

Second, Place the patch in the position you chose. The adhesive side should be flat against the base fabric. Make sure that the patch isn't crooked.

  • On embroidered patches, the adhesive side is the underside.
  • On transfer paper patches, the adhesive side is the side where the image is printed. Place the image face down on the fabric. The paper backing will be peeled once the patch is ironed on.

Third, Heat up an iron. Turn it to the hottest setting your fabric can tolerate. Make sure the "steam" option is turned off, and that your iron isn't full of water.

Fourth, Place a thin towel over the patchTake care not to disturb the position of the patch. The towel will protect the patch itself and the surrounding fabric.

Fifth, Position the heated iron over the patch and press down. Hold the iron there for about 15 seconds. Apply as much pressure as you can by pressing down firmly.

Finally, Remove the iron and allow the patch to to cool. Lift the towel and check to see whether the patch is fixed on securely by gently rubbing at the edge with a finger, trying to lift it. If it lifts up a bit, replace the towel and press it with the iron again for 10 seconds. 

  • If you're working with a paper transfer patch, wait until it is fully cool (leave it for 10 minutes), then carefully peel off the paper.
Did you learn that? It's easy to do, right?