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How To Iron On A Custom Patch

October 22, 2015

You received your custom patch from Patches by The/Studio and you are in love with your new patch, you can’t wait to adhere your custom emblem onto your clothing. You get out your house iron and your ironing board and it occurs to you that you have no clue how to iron-on your custom patch, you are disappointed and frustrated but you remember that you saw a blog on about how to iron on a custom embroidered patch, you sigh in relief!

When it comes to iron-on patches, it is such a quick and easy process, which is why a lot of our customers prefer this method. Luckily, our experts have composed a list of what you will need to iron on a patch as well as the steps that you will need to take in order to do so.

What Do I Need To Iron On A Patch?

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

How To Properly Iron On Patches
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!

Are Iron Patches A Better Alternative To Sew On Patches?
Iron-on patches are a great alternative to sewn-on patches, as they are much faster and easier to adhere to the material. In addition, iron-on patches will stay on your clothing for a long period of time, just like sew-on patches would. In the end, it’s a matter of a quicker way of adhering your patch onto your clothing.

These step by step instruction will ensure that your custom patch is applied correctly, the iron-on backing option is durable and sturdy for any custom insignia. I hope you enjoy your new custom patch!

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