How to Iron on Embroidered Patches

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When you are looking for a way to personalize your clothes, patches can be the perfect solution. Embroidery is one of the oldest methods of adding decoration to clothing and has been around for centuries. It’s not always practical or possible, though. With an iron-on patch, you won’t have any trouble at all!

This article will show you how to properly iron on embroidered patches in just a few easy steps so that they look professionally done and last longer than other types of applique techniques.

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Check the Fabric of the Clothing

The fabric of the clothing is essential in determining how well patches will stick. Therefore, when ironing on an embroidered patch, it’s best to make sure the garment’s fabric is similar in weight and consistency to that of the patch.

Check the fabric care label to see if it can be ironed (a crossed-out iron icon signifies it cannot). When buying clothes from a store that doesn’t provide labels, you may need to figure out what clothing is made.

Ironing follows embroidered patches onto polyester fabrics should be done with caution, as the high heat can lead to burning or discoloration.

One issue with patches is that they cannot be applied to the following fabrics: silk, rayon, and any fabric that frays easily.

It is essential to be extremely careful when ironing chenille patches because the yarn can quickly burn at high heat.

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Decide the Design

Make sure to lay out your jacket, sash, or backpack before proceeding with the iron. This will allow you to get a better idea of where exactly you want the patch placed.

Several variables go into the decision on where to iron your patch, so consider them all before you decide if placing it in a prominent position is appropriate. Try to make the patch placement seem planned and intentional, as opposed to applying it haphazardly.

If you plan to sew more patches onto your fabric, make sure there will be room for them.

Before ironing an embroidered patch to clothing, be sure to do a test on a swatch from the item before placing it on the final article.

Iron the Patch

After finding the iron on patches for clothing and the placement of it, lay down the garment on a flat, heat-resistant surface. If you do not own an ironing board, lay clothing on a doubled-up bath towel in an area without carpet.

To prevent the fabric from becoming too stiff, iron the fabric first. Ironing embroidery patches to clothing can be a challenge, especially for non-flat surfaces like backpacks.

Place the patch in the position you chose. The adhesive side should be pressed against the base fabric to ensure a smoother application.

When applying patches, there is a specific side that the adhesive can be found on.

Third-party patches designed specifically for embroidered transfer paper with adhesive backing are best. When applying the embroidered patch to clothing, lay the article face down to not wrinkle. Remember to peel off the paper backing once your embroidered patch firmly adheres!

When applying a heat-activated adhesive to clothing, make sure the fusible web backing is facing out.

If you’re not sure which side of the article of clothing to apply your patch, double-check that it matches the design on the other side.

Iron on the embroidered patch with care. To ensure the patches stay in place, iron just the towel and not any other fabric that might be around it.

Iron the patch for about 15 seconds. Ensure that pressure is applied evenly and firmly by pressing the iron down without lifting it too often.

Carefully inspect the patch to check that it is fixed securely. Then, gently rub a finger around the edge of the patch to see if any part of it lifts away from your garment. If the patch starts to come up, replace the damp towel and press it with a warm iron for 10 seconds.

After ironing on a patch with iron-on paper, please wait until the patch cools (leave it for 10 minutes) and remove the paper carefully.

Care the Patch

One possible way to ensure the patch is fixed securely to your fabric is by first hand-sewing around its perimeter. Next, make sure your patch is on securely by sewing it with a needle and thread or using a sewing machine. This prevents the patch from losing its position on your clothing. Finally, select a thread color that matches the patch.

It may be tempting, but ironing is the best way to apply a printable paper patch and not sewing.

Try not to wash the article too much. The life of an iron-on patch is often limited, but the lifespan can be extended by following some simple instructions. First, always keep the article clean and try to wash it as little as possible. This will help ensure the patch stays on longer.

To avoid the patch from becoming damaged, wash clothes with care.


Ironing on patches can be a daunting task for some. But with these tips, you’ll have no problem getting your patch onto the garment in just seconds! The first step is picking out an iron-on patch that best fits your needs and style. If you want to save time, we recommend choosing one of our pre-cut patches or embroidered patches that are perfect for beginners. Once you pick out the right size and type of patch, it will come with instructions on how to apply them to the fabric. Just follow those steps!


Dresses to wear to a winter wedding

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The weather has been all shades of gloomy in the whole of the UK. The winter weather is almost over but we still have a few weeks of chills to deal with. If you have a winter wedding to attend and you are not sure what to wear, you may find this post very useful. Having on a killer dress is one way to boost your confidence at a special event. There will be pictures taken to preserve the memories, so you want to ensure you are looking good. With the current craze for photo booths like what the guys have at Photo Booth Rental Fort Worth and social media, your pictures will be everywhere! You don’t want to look at the pictures in future and hate how you were dressed.

Here are some stylish ideas for dresses to wear to winter wedding.

Dorothy Perkins – Pink Natalie Maxi Dress


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This is a lovely dress to wear to a winter wedding. I really like the light pink colour. It is such a beautiful piece. The sating waist band is a lovely addition to this dress. It would look amazing paired with a nice pair of silver sandals like the pair the model has on.


Phase Eight – Mineral Brandie Lace Bodice Chiffon Dress


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This lovely chiffon dress by Phase Eight is definitely one of my favourite dresses at the moment. Like many of Phase Eight’s dresses, this piece is well designed and would work great as a dress to wear to a winter wedding. The light blue colour is a beauty, the sheer sleeve detail is lovely and the lace bodice looks fabulous.


Quiz – Petite Pink Embroidered Dip Hem Dress


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I am a huge fan of Quiz dresses. They are super chic and always so stylish. This lovely pink embroidered dip hem dress is no exception. I am petite, so I love when brands make dresses perfect for my body shape. The v neck and embroidered design looks great. This Quiz dress is definitely a show stopper!


Little Mistress – Navy Sonja Navy Embellished One-Shoulder Maxi Dress


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This one-shoulder navy dress by Little Mistress is another fabulous piece to wear to a winter wedding this season. It would look fantastic paired with silver sandals and accessories. The asymmetric neckline is my favourite part of the dress. It is well designed and stands out from other dresses. Plus the navy blue shade is one of my favourite shades of blue.


Paper Dolls – Blue Caletta Cobalt Lace Check Pephem Belted Midi Dress


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This cobalt blue dress by Paper Dolls is another fashionable dress to wear to a winter wedding. The calf-length fitted dress has a fantastic shape and design. The mixed floral and check lace with lace-trim finish shows a lot of attention went into designing this gorgeous piece.


What do you think of these dresses to wear to a winter wedding? Did any catch your eye? Please drop a comment in the comments section and thank you for reading.



Skincare basics you should know

Taking care of your skin is important. I started paying more attention to my skin in my 20s, and I wish I started earlier. When it comes to having a great skincare routine, the earlier you start, the better. There is only so much makeup can hide. If the foundation isn’t right, the paint would look off! So ensure your skin is in top shape before spending money on makeup to plaster on it. Here are some skincare basics you should know.


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Know your skin

The first step in having a good skincare routine is to know your skin. Is it oily, dry, normal or combination? Oily skin is greasy and shiny. Many of us had our own share of oily skin in our teenage years. Dry skin is dull and flaky with rough patches, especially across the cheeks. Combination skin is a perfectly even toned skin, with maybe an oily T-zone. Knowing your skin type will help care for your skin properly, and with the right skincare products.


Use gentle skincare products

Once you know your skin type, you need to get the most gentle skincare products for it. Avoid anything too harsh for your skin, Essential oil-based products are generally good. The simpler the product, the better. Don’t experiment to much when shopping for skincare products. Stick to products you have tried and tested and only use new products you have researched properly. Always read the instructions at the back to ensure there are no harsh ingredients.


Don’t pick your face

I know how tempting it is to squeeze spots and blackheads. I also know how horrible it looks when the squeezing goes wrong. Squeezing spreads the bacteria, damages the skin and can scar. My advice is to leave the blackheads and spots alone when they spring up. Alternatively, you can have they removed professionally if they bother you that much. The skincare pros steam the face to loosen the blackheads and extract without any scars or infection. You can also have your acne treated professionally as well.


Cleanse, tone and mositurise

These steps are the holy grail of skincare. You really should not skip any of them. Your skin will thank you for it. Cleansing is the first and most important step. You need to always remove your makeup before going to bed. Toner is the second most important step. It is designed to tighten the skin all up again after cleansing. Moisturising is the third and final step. A light moisturiser is great for nights and a heavier moisturiser for the day. A good night cream can also perform wonders on your skin.


Healthy lifestyle

Having a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and good sleep would do your skin wonders. Drinking the recommended amount of water everyday helps your skin too! So if all else fails, ensure you have a healthy lifestyle to keep your skin glowing.


Do you have any tried and tested skincare product you can swear by? Please share them in the comments section.





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