How to iron-on patches.

Personalize anything you wear.


Iron-on patches are a simple way to express yourself and bring more life to a jacket, pair of jeans, hat, shoes, jerseys, and much more. Consider refreshing them with some iron-on patches. However, without the proper instructions, it is easy to make mistakes when attempting to iron on patches.


Even though it's a simple process, below you can find step-by-step iron-on instructions to walk you through the process.



Tips for best results:


  • Tip 1 to iron-on patches

    Don't steam.

    When ironing on. Steam from the iron may prevent the adhesive from activating properly.

  • Tip 2 to iron-on patches

    Check the tag.

    Applying heat to certain materials, such as polyester, may damage them. Make sure to check all tags to ensure it is safe to apply heat.

  • Tip 3 to iron-on patches

    Let it cool.

    After pressing let your garment cool. If the patch did not adhere properly, repeat all steps.



What You'll Need

How to apply an iron-on patch:

Grab a clothing iron, ironing board, your iron-on patch(es), and a thin piece of fabric. Use an old t-shirt, pillowcase, or cotton fabric sheet to protect the patch and garment from direct heat.

1. Clothing Iron - Press Cloth - Desired Patch(es)

1. Clothing Iron - Press Cloth - Desired Patch(es)

2. Pre-heat iron for 5 minutes on the higher setting (No Steam)

2. Pre-heat iron for 5 minutes on the higher setting (No Steam)

3. Place patch(es) on the desired location of the garment.

3. Place patch(es) on the desired location of the garment.

4. Place a press cloth over patch(es) and iron firmly for 25 seconds.

4. Place a press cloth over patch(es) and iron firmly for 25 seconds.

5. Reverse garment inside out and repeat the ironing process.

5. Reverse garment inside out and repeat the ironing process.

6. Gently check if the patch(es) adhered properly. Repeat if needed.

6. Gently check if the patch(es) adhered properly. Repeat if needed.

People also ask:


Do iron on patches stay on?

Iron-on patches can usually stay on for 25 washes before they may start to peel off. For a permanent application, it is recommended to sew on the iron-on patches. Your local dry cleaner or tailor should be able to sew them on.

Do iron on patches work on all material?

Iron-on patches work best on cotton based materials. Synthetic fabrics such as Polyester and Nylon are not good candidates because these materials may be damaged by high heat during the application. Iron-on patches will not adhere to Vynyl or leather materials. Look at the fabric care label to see whether it can be ironed.

Can you wash iron-on patches?

Iron-on patches can be washed on the gentle cycle in cold water. For drying, the lowest heat setting is recommended. If you only iron-on the patches, the adhesive may loosen as a result. This occurs for any iron-on patch and a permament solution such as sewing is recommended.

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