Introduction: Iron on Patches
So I had this favorite cut up tee that was overworn, but I was still in love with the front graphic and wanted to give it a new life in my wardrobe!
So I bought some Heat n Bond - or known as stitch witch. I bought the no sew kind, but next time may get the sewing version so I can give the patch more security.. THE NO SEW did work fine though and is holding on like a champ. Keep in mind to read the packaging so that you don't destroy it in the wash - wash cold, tumble dry, etc.
FIRST THINGS FIRST:
Gather tools and supplies---- Iron, heatnbond, scissors, patch, and something to iron it onto
1. Gather your patch of fabric, graphic, whatever you choose
2. Cut a patch of heat n bond, a little larger than the fabric patch.
3. Follow directions on the magical adhesive you purchase, but for Heat n Bond, is as follows:
-Heat Iron to Medium heat, NO STEAM. Place adhesive on back of material to be bonded (Paper liner should face up.)
-Place and hold iron on the paper liner for 2 seconds. Repeat until entire surface is bonded. Allow to cool.
-Cut to size or shape needed. Peel off paper liner. (Picture #5 shows the back of your fabric once paper is peeled off)
-Place material, adhesive side down, on top of project.
*Picture #7 is showing how I made sure to center the graphic before sealing.
-Press and hold iron for 8 seconds on each section until entire piece is bonded. (See Picture #8)
***Times listed above are for cotton. Iron light fabrics for only 6 Seconds. Iron thick fabrics an additional 2 seconds from the back of the project.
4. Let shirt cool, try it on and enjoy! You've just salvaged your favorite tee shirt and added something new to the wardrobe :)