How to Iron on Patches to Clothing Vs Sewing on Embroidered Patches

Instructions to iron on a patch

Iron on Temperature should be 270 degrees Fahrenheit (plus or minus 10 degrees is acceptable). Make sure the garment you are using can withstand the heat.

Step 1: Preheat the area where the Patch will be applied.

Step 2: Place the patch over surface and Press for 12 seconds using a heat press, or 30 seconds using a household iron.

Step 3: Do not move the iron around.

Step 4: Hold it down for 30 seconds applying some pressure.


Too much heat will melt the plastic, too little heat won't activate the glue. Temperature must be 270 degrees Fahrenheit. Your Patch will not adhere properly if you don't use the correct temperature.

You cannot iron on patches to leather or nylon or any other material that might scorch from the applied heat.

Almost all the patches we sell at can be sewn on or ironed on.

Iron on patches have a layer of plastic backing with a thin layer of heat activated glue rubbed on it.

Do not remove the plastic backing from the patches even if you are sewing them on. They help keep the embroidery together.

You must sew patches on to leather, do not iron on patches to leather or nylon material clothing. If you don't have any sewing experience you should consult a professional to install your patch. There are so many things you can do wrong. We take no responsibility for any damage you may cause to your clothing or yourself while following these instructions.

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