Before you begin to iron anything onto your garment, please check what material it is made of. Patches can be ironed onto cotton, cotton blends, velour, denim and wool. For your safety, use a flat surface for ironing on a patch and follow any iron or patch instructions.
Tip: Cotton and polyester fibre blends work the best. Fleece blankets can be ironed on as long as you're careful and use a pressing parchment square or a thin cloth over the patch.
DO NOT apply iron-on patches to waterproof rainwear, rayon, nylon, velvet, acrylic, minky, leather, vinyl, or any other fabrics with finishes, elastics or heat sensitivity. If you're unsure, test with an iron on a hidden seam or hem to see if the fabric accepts the heat without damage.
Preheat your iron to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (the cotton setting for about five minutes or until hot) and position your patch where you want it on the material.
Place a pressing parchment square or a thin cloth over the patch. EPC TIP: Use a damp cloth when ironing wool or other delicate fabrics. Also, make sure the cloth is damp, not soaking wet.
Place your iron onto the cloth on top of the patch and apply firm pressure for about 30 seconds. Allow material and patch to cool for five minutes.
Next, turn your garment inside out and iron the area behind the patch while applying firm pressure for 30 seconds. This ensures that the patch is firmly attached. Allow the area to cool for another five minutes, and the iron-on process is complete.
Whether you’re ironing patches on denim to ironing letters on clothes, follow these tips to ensure your patches are properly attached and last as long as possible.
Disclaimer: E-Patches & Crests assumes no responsibility for the application of your iron-on, damaged fabrics, or any harm sustained while following these tips and iron patch instructions.