Instructions for applying iron-on patches to your clothing/other fabrics
NB: Iron on patches are not recommended for applying to leather, or very thin man-made fabrics. There is a danger that the hot iron might "bruise" the leather - or melt thin nylon etc. Sewing on these materials is recommended (all iron patches are also suitable for sewing).
- Heat iron to cotton setting (hot)
- Ensure surface of garment is clean and free of wrinkles / creases
- Use iron to heat area of garment to which patch will be applied for 10 or 20 seconds
- Position patch on garment, cover with a clean cotton cloth (eg. hankie) and press firmly with iron for 10-15 seconds. Do not iron directly on surface of patch - tends to make embroidery go "shiny" or damaged. Slightly dampening covering cloth in advance can be helpful.
- Turn garment over and iron from the reverse side of garment for another 10-15 seconds
- Allow to cool. Adhesive on reverse of patch should have melted and affixed the patch to the garment. If there are "loose edges", repeat steps 4 and 5, concentrating on problem area.