Iron On Instructions

Tips for Ironing on Patches

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, remember to iron on a flat surface.

EPC 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.

How do I iron on patches?

  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    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.

  • Step 4

    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.

Additional Tips

  • When washing fabric with iron-on patches attached, make sure you turn the garment inside out.

  • Never wash in hot water or dry with heat or you risk loosening the attached patch.

  • If your patch is becoming lose you can try to iron it on again, but most likely you will have to sew it on. 

  • Patches can be sewn onto fabric or garments with a single or double stitch along the border of the patch for extra security.

Disclaimer: E-Patches & Crests assumes no responsibility for the application of your iron-on, damaged fabrics, or any harm sustained while following these instructions and tips.

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