IRON ON (HEAT SEAL) INSTRUCTIONS
Heat seal to polyester/cotton fabrics. Do not apply to rayon, nylon, or tri-acetate fabrics.
Always check your garments care instructions.
Once applied, appliqué is permanently attached to garment and is washable, dryable and dry cleanable. It is recommended that the garment be turned inside out during washing.
FOR EMBROIDERED AND WOVEN PATCHES
USING AN IRON:
USING A HEAT SEAL MACHINE:
- Pre-heat iron to “cotton” setting. DO NOT USE STEAM DURING APPLICATION.
- Position patch on garment and cover design with thin pressing cloth (old cotton t-shirt, or old tea towel that you won't care if it gets scorched)
- Press straight down for 30 seconds with constant firm pressure, (hard surface is best)- NO BACK AND FORTH MOTION
- Optional: Turn garment inside out, apply iron to wrong side for 30 seconds, can use pressing cloth.
- Optional: repeat step 3
- Allow to cool thoroughly before using.
- 350 degrees for 20 seconds OR
- 375 degrees for 15 seconds with medium pressure.
~Problem Solving ~
Occasionally a patch may loosen on the edges after washing. This is usually due to using an iron that does not heat to the proper temperature (too cool) even if the setting is correct.
If this happens we recommend:
- Follow instructions a second time.
- Using a different iron to heat seal the patch a second time (yes the adhesive backing is still there).
- A permanent fabric glue (used for rhinestones) available at crafts and fabric stores may also be used.
- On patches that have uneven borders or are placed on garment where bending occurs frequently we suggest tacking with small stitches.