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Step 3: Make it an iron-on.

This is the trick that makes it easy. I don't have patience for all that careful fiddly pinning-before-you-sew business, so double-sided fusible web rocks my little haphazard-seamstress world. I use double-sided 1/2" fusible web tape, which you can find at most fabric or craft stores.

Cut strips of fusible web tape such that you can line the edges of your patch. The tape has one side that's exposed and slightly sticky and one side that's covered with paper; press it sticky-side down onto the back side of your patch. Run a hot iron over the paper-covered tape for 5-10 seconds to bond it to the fabric, let it cool briefly, then peel off the paper.

You should now have a DIY iron-on patch.

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hey, great instructable! i was thinking about "modifying" a weird looking t shirt into a awesome looking t shirt. i am going to replace some (oddly star trek looking) super heros for dinosaurs. do u know where to find dino patches?
Haha! Thoes shorts make my life :P
this was my first-ever attempt at mending (or even sewing, for that matter) my clothing and your instructions were effective, easy to follow, and i'm happy with the results. thanks a ton!
Sorry this instructable can not be in the body mods group because is has nothing to deal with human body multilation have a nice day
Sorry this instructable can not be in the body mods group because is has nothing to deal with human body multilation have a nice day
My boyfriend has pants just like these, Camo based too. He calls them his party pants, and they are about 50% patches too now, But they need more work after this long summer again, and you have given me some great ideas!!!!! Great instructable!
Sweet idea with the double-sided fusible : D<br/>I need to do some patching now.<br/><br/>Well, I only <strong>need</strong> to patch one thing, but patches are cool ;)<br/>
<em>double-sided fusible web rocks my little haphazard-seamstress world.</em><br/><br/>I like this outlook on live. ;D<br/>
*laugh* Thanks, I'm not surprised. :) <br/><br/>The Depot had a bunch more leather scraps the last time I was there, too. I've been thinking I should start playing with grommets more often.<br/>
Awesome instructable! Well written and well photographed. I can't wait to start patching!
Thank you! Good luck with it, and have fun! :)

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