Iron-on Patch Instructions

Iron-On Patch Instructions

  1. Set your iron to “medium-high” or the “cotton” setting and wait for it to heat. Do not use any steam during the application process.
  2. Place the garment on an ironing board. If you do not have an ironing board, place it on a hard, nonflammable surface that will not be damaged if it gets too warm.
  3. Lay the patch face up on the garment where you would like it to adhere.
  4. Cover the patch with an inexpensive piece a fabric, preferably a thin fabric like a pillowcase or thin t-shirt. This will protect the embroidery thread from damage.  Be careful not to burn the fabric by leaving the iron on the surface too long.
  5. Apply firm pressure with the heated iron onto the covered patch for 30-45 seconds. Do not move the iron back and forth, as it may move the patch out of position.
  6. If possible, turn the garment inside out and iron the patch from the back for 30 seconds.
  7. Let the patch cool for 60 seconds and then check that the patch has fully adhered to the garment. If any edges are loose, repeat steps 4-6 again.


What fabrics can you adhere iron-on patches to?

                Iron-on patches work best when applied to cotton and denim fabrics.  We do not recommend ironing patches onto fabrics such as leather, wool, or synthetic fabrics, as it will damage them.  If you want to put the patch on these other fabrics, you can sew them on.


How long will my patch stay on?

                Patches may start to fall off if a garment is washed many times.  When washing, the garment should be turned inside out and washed on a cold, gentle cycle to protect the patch.  If the patch starts to peel up, attempt to reset the glue by completing the ironing steps again. If you are planning on washing the garment often, it is advised to sew the patch after ironing for a permanent attachment.


How do I remove a patch?

  1. Set your iron to the hottest setting that your garment can handle. Do not use steam during the removal process.
  2. Firmly press down on the patch with the iron for 15 seconds.
  3. Peel the patch off the garment slowly. The patch and glue will be hot, so we recommend using gloves or pliers to remove the patch.  If it is not coming off, repeat steps 2 and 3 until it is removed.