Iron-on Patch Info

Each patch design in my shop can be either sewn or ironed-on to most any fabric. For instructions on how to iron-on your patch, please read the steps below written by the company I work with to make them:

Instructions for the iron-on patches:

1. Do not use an ironing board and do not use steam. Use a table or counter top with a hard surface.

2. Set the iron on the cotton/linen setting. Allow time for the iron to get hot.

3. Place a terry cloth towel on the table or counter top. Place the garment on the towel.

4. Position the applique(s) on the garment.

5. Cover the applique(s) with a pressing cloth or a teflon ironing sheet.

6. After making sure that the iron is hot, place the iron on the pressing cloth and applique(s), using very firm pressure. Do not move the iron.

7. Hold the pressure for 30 to 35 seconds. (40 to 45 seconds for heavy fabrics such as denim).  The goal is to melt the adhesive on the back of the applique into the fabric of the garment.

8. Pick the iron up and repeat the process for any unheated areas.

9. Allow the applique(s) and the garment to cool. Turn the garment inside out and repeat the process.

10. Do not attempt to iron the appliques on garments that cannot accept the highest heat setting on an iron. For example: leather, silk or nylon.

Why not use an ironing board?

First, the ironing board has a soft surface and you must use a dense hard surface. Second, the heat from your iron will dissipate into the soft surface of the ironing board. The goal is to melt the adhesive, on the back of the applique, into the fabric.