Iron-on letters personalize name gifts, clothes and nurseries nicely.



How to make iron on patch


Would you want your favourite bands show pride in your coat sleeve, or do you want to show off the crafts you got at a vacation camp in your backpack? Iron-on patches are an excellent way to express your individuality – and they are also useful for hiding damaged or torn stains on your clothes and accessories. Learn how to prepare the fabric for a patch, iron and make sure it stays in place after washing.

Preparing to Iron on Patch

Identify what kind of piece you have. Some patches have adhesive on the back, and others have just a cloth backing. Take a close look at your patch and decide whether the additional material is required.


Study the fabric of your clothing or accessory. Fabrics such as denim and cotton are the best basis for iron-on patches. As a general rule, the material you select should be at least as heavy as the piece you intend to use.

Think about the design and placement. Before the iron heats up, the layout of your jacket, scarf or backpack and decided where you want to place the patch.


Iron Patch

Lay the base point on a flat, heat-resistant surface. An ironing board is useful, but if you do not have one, you can put your article on a double-up bath towel on a sturdy table.

Put the piece in the position you have chosen. The adhesive side has to be flat against the base fabric. The patch should not skew.


Place a thin towel over the patch. Be sure not to disturb the position of the piece (patch). The cloth (towel) will protect the piece (patch) itself and the surrounding material.

Place the heated iron on the patch and press down. Hold the iron for about 15 seconds. Apply as much force as you can by holding down firmly.

Lift the appliance and allow the patch. Raise the towel and check to see if the patch is firmly fixed by gently rubbing the edge with a finger, trying to pull it. If it pulls a bit, replace the towel and press it with the iron again for 10 seconds.

Caring for Your Patch

Consider sewing around the edges for an entirely secure patch, using a sewing machine or a needle and thread to fasten the piece to the substance. It will significantly reduce the chance that the patch will fall off.

Do not wash the article more than necessary. Iron-on patches intended to be permanent, but they are detached time. Make sure you let the product get too dirty, wash since the patch may cause to start coming out.