How to Iron On Appliques and Embroidered Patches


Appliques and embroidered patches can be ironed onto anything you can iron: shirts, jeans, hats, blouses, pants, skirts, etc. Make your backpack or tote unique!

Think you are not creative? With an iron on you can create a new look instantly. It's soooo easy!

Heat seal to polyester/cotton fabrics. Do not apply to rainwear (waterproof), highly elastic, rayon, nylon or tri-acetate fabrics. Once applied, applique is permanently attached to garment and is washable, dryable and dry cleanable. For machine washing, turn garment inside-out before washing and drying.

Iron on appliques and embroidered patch setting instructions using an Iron:

  • Step 1: Set your hand iron at the hottest temperature setting. DO NOT USE STEAM DURING APPLICATION!
  • Step 2: Place your applique or embroidered patch in the desired position and place a pressing cloth (such as a handkerchief, sheet or pillowcase fabric) over top.
  • Step 3: Press the iron straight down for 35-45 seconds with as much constant pressure as possible. NO BACK AND FORTH.
  • Step 4: Turn the garment inside-out and repeat steps 2 & 3.
  • Step 5: Allow the applique or embroidered patch to cool down.

Iron on appliques and embroidered patch setting instructions using a Heat Seal Machine:

  • Step 1: Set your heat seal machine to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2: Place your applique or embroidered patch in the desired position and place a pressing cloth (such as a handkerchief, sheet or pillowcase fabric) over top.
  • Step 3: Press the iron down for 20 seconds.
  • Step 4: Increase temperature to 375 degrees. Turn the garment inside-out and press for 15 more seconds.
  • Step 5: Allow the applique or embroidered patch to cool down.

Appliques with crystal or metal stud designs using an Iron:

  • Step 1: Set your hand iron to cotton. DO NOT USE STEAM DURING APPLICATION!
  • Step 2: Remove plastic backing and place in the desired position.
  • Step 3: Place a pressing cloth (such as a handkerchief, sheet or pillowcase fabric) over top.
  • Step 4: Press the iron straight down for 45-50 seconds with as much constant pressure as possible. NO BACK AND FORTH.
  • Step 5: Turn the garment inside-out and repeat steps 3 & 4.
  • Step 6: Allow the applique to cool thoroughly before removing plastic.

Appliques with crystal or metal stud designs using a Heat Seal Machine:

  • Step 1: Set your heat seal machine to 350 degrees.
  • Step 2: Remove plastic backing and place in the desired position.
  • Step 3: Place a pressing cloth (such as a handkerchief, sheet or pillowcase fabric) over top.
  • Step 4: Press the iron straight down for 12 seconds.
  • Step 5: Turn the garment inside-out and repeat steps 3 & 4.
  • Step 6: Allow the applique to cool thoroughly before removing plastic.

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