So, you’ve received your custom patch from Vivipins
. You cannot wait to attach it to your shirt and show it to your friends. However, you don’t know how to iron on a custom patch at home!
Don’t worry. We know many of you who forgets the fact completely in the excitement of receiving their new patch.
So, in this guide, you’re going to learn how to iron on any custom patch
to any of your clothes!
Things You’ll Need
Before starting the process of ironing on, you need to collect a few items from around the house. If you don’t have any of them, now is a good time to go to your nearest supply store and get them. They’ll help you with different projects in the future as well.
3.The custom patch you just received
4.A clean washcloth
It’s safe to assume that you have all of these household items nearby. So, let’s begin the process.
How to Iron-on Custom Patches
In this guide, we’ll break down the entire process of attaching your patch to your clothes in a few different steps.
Step 1: Wash the Fabric
Your first task is to clean, dry, and iron the piece of clothing you’re going to attach the patch to. If there is dirt or dust on the fabric, the custom patch won’t stick as well. And ironing is necessary to get rid of all the wrinkles.
If there are wrinkles, the patch won’t adhere to the fabric as well. When that happens, the patch will ultimately come off a few days later.
Step 2: Prep the Iron
As the name ‘iron-on’ suggests, you need to prep your home iron for the process. Turn it on and dial in the settings. If you’re dealing with spandex or nylon, you cannot use the cotton settings. Dialing in the correct settings to match the fabric type is very crucial to your success.
Step 3: Placing the Patch
Once the ironing area is ready and flat, you’re going to place your custom patch in the right direction. Double-check to make sure that it’s exactly where you want it.
Now, take the washcloth and cover the patch. If you don’t have access to a washcloth, a tea towel will do the job just fine.
Now, you need to press the insignia and the washcloth with the iron for about 1 and a half minutes. Use a circular motion to apply even pressure on all sides of the patch.
After about 90 seconds, you’re going to lift the iron and see how the patch is coming out. If it seems loose, iron it for another 30 seconds. If it looks snug, move forward to the next step.
Step 4: Ironing
Before you can finally adhere the patch to your fabric, you need to prepare the area one last time. Iron the area on the fabric for about 20-30 seconds to warm it up.
Step 5: Inside Out Ironing
After you’re done with one side of the clothing, you need to turn the shirt or pants inside out and repeat the same process again. It will ensure that the patch adheres to the fabric from the inside as well.
Step 6: The Test Phase
Last but not the least, you need to test out how good of an ironing job you did. Let the cloth cool down first. Now, try to move the patch to ensure that it can withstand the regular movement your body goes through.
Even better, you can wear the clothing and roll around on the floor a few times as part of the test.
Ironing on a custom patch
on any fabric is a quick and easy task. But if you don’t know how to do it, it may seem a lot more intimidating. That’s why we’ve created this guide to point you in the right direction.