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).

  1. Heat iron to cotton setting (hot)
  2. Ensure surface of garment is clean and free of wrinkles / creases
  3. Use iron to heat area of garment to which patch will be applied for 10 or 20 seconds
  4. 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.
  5. Turn garment over and iron from the reverse side of garment for another 10-15 seconds
  6. 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.