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How To Iron-On Patches To Any Article Of Clothing

April 11, 2013

How to Iron-on Patches to any Article of Clothing

Whether your a police officer , a girl scout , or a soccer player you might have faced this dilemma, how in the world do I iron-on my custom embroidered patch? No need to guess any longer, I am going to give you step by step instructions on how to iron-on a custom emblem to any article of clothing.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Items You Will Need:

*Ironing Board
* Your custom iron-on patch
* Clean Washcloth or Tea towel

Step 1: Make sure that the clothing that you are applying the custom insignia to is washed , cleaned and dry. Make sure the clothing is wrinkle-free. The clothing must be smooth because the patch may not adhere properly or might gather the clothing when the patch is applied.

Step 2: Make sure your iron is on and set to the correct settings to match the type of material of your clothing. IE, If your clothing is a cotton material make sure the iron is set to cotton because you don’t want to burn or damage your clothing.

Step 3: Iron the area where you want your embroidered patch to be for about 10 seconds.

Step 4: Then your going to place the custom patch on the heated area and then you will cover the insignia with a washcloth or a tea towel. Move the Iron over the washcloth or tea towel in a slow circular motion for about 90 seconds.

Step 5: Lift the washcloth or tea towel to make sure that the patch is being applied correctly, if the patch is applying correctly you can proceed to Step 6, if the patch is not adhering to the material you will need to start over again with a new patch.

Step 6: Turn the clothing inside out , you will then iron the emblem again for about 30 seconds. Make sure to move the iron in a slow circular motion.

Step 7: Remove washcloth or tea towel and let the article of clothing cool. Give your clothing and your new patch the “movement test” and make sure your patch can withstand your regular body movements.

Step 5: Enjoy your new patch!

Easier than you think! I hope this clears up any doubts you had about ironing on custom embroidered patches to clothing.


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