Patch Iron On Instructions
Patch Application Using a Household Iron
- Prepare Your Fabric – Check your clothing or fabric where the patch will be attached first to make sure that your clothing is not heat-sensitive and it’s clean and free of wrinkles as you will need a smooth dry and clean surface. Think, where you want to put your new patch before turning anything on.
- Set Your Iron Temperature – Find the right setting on your iron for the type of clothing you’re using (350 degrees is recommended). Preheat your iron to the right temperature setting (WITHOUT STEAM) and select a hard, flat pressing surface (not a padded ironing board).
- Iron The Area – Preheat the spot where you will put your new patch by pressing down for 20 seconds. This will help warm up the area making it more conducive to melting the patch onto the fabric.
- Position patch on the fabric – Place the patch over the heated area and if your fabric is heat-sensitive, has beads or sequins cover your patch design with a thin pressing cloth or a baking parchment paper. Make sure you’re using a dry flat surface with plenty of room.
- Iron The Patch – Now iron your patch, taking care not to move your patch at all. Press straight down holding for 30-40 seconds with constant pressure (NO BACK AND FORTH), use a slow, circular motion. Then turn the garment inside out and repeat.
- If you have difficulty with adherence, you can increase heat, length of the press, and pressure.
- Check the Patch – Take off the cover and inspect the patch on the fabric. The fabric should stick to the fabric all the way without turning up any ends. If not, put back the cover and repeat the process for another 30 seconds don’t use a circular motion.
- Enjoy your new Patch – Let it cool and test it out! When your fabric comes back to room temperature, try it on to see how well the patch holds.
Patch Application Using A Heat Press
- 350 degrees for 30-40 seconds (med. pressure) or 375 degrees for 20-25 seconds (med-hard pressure). Since every press is a little different, you may need to adjust pressure or time.
Iron on Rhinestones Instructions
Rhinestone Application Using a Household Iron
- Set iron into a cotton setting (WITHOUT STEAM) and select a hard flat pressing surface (not a padded ironing board). It is a good idea to iron your fabric before starting to remove any wrinkles.
- Remove the white plastic backing and position appliques on the garment.
- Carefully position your design and cover the design with thin pressing cloth or baking parchment paper.
- Press straight down for 45-50 seconds with constant pressure (not back & forth), then turn the garment inside out and repeat the process.
- You will need to lift, reposition, and press the iron halfway through each press to make sure your iron steam holes were not above a stone causing it not to receive pressure it needs for adherence.
- Allow to cool thoroughly before slowly removing the clear plastic.
- If you see that some rhinestones didn’t stick as you peel the plastic off, carefully lay it back down in the same position and try a higher heat for a little longer and make sure you are waiting until it is FULLY cooled down before peeling the plastic off.
Rhinestone Application by Heat Press
- 350 degrees for 30-40 seconds (med. pressure) or 375 degrees for 20-25 seconds (med. pressure). Since every press is a little different, you may need to adjust pressure or time.
- Patches or appliques can be iron onto anything you can iron: shirts, jeans, hats, pants, skirts, backpacks, bags, etc.
- Patches are also useful for hiding torn or damaged spots on your clothes and accessories.
- Use materials like cotton/poly fabrics. Do NOT apply patches to rayon, nylon or tri-acetate fabrics or any fabric that is heat sensitive.
- PRE_WASH your fabrics as many manufacturers treat fabrics and that treatment can prevent adherence if not washed off first.
- Once applied, patches are permanently attached to the fabrics and are washable. We recommend turning your clothing inside out and washing in cold water on delicate and by hanging to dry to preserve the longevity of your decor.
- All of our patches come (unless otherwise noted) with a heat seal backing already applied. You can use a high strength crafting glue for patches application if the item you’re putting on cannot take heat or is an odd shape and is difficult to sew through. (You need not take off the heat seal backing on the patch when applying with crafting glue.)
- If one or more of the rhinestones in the design are stubborn, you can also use a high strength crafting glue with a toothpick to the back of the rhinestone and using tweezers.
- Iron-on patches are a great way to express your style and individuality. So let your individuality show by creating an article of clothing that is uniquely yours. If you have questions, connect with us.