How to Iron an Iron-On Patch Tutorial (BlindCat Arts)



hello today I'm going to show you how to do these iron-on patches I'm showing you one that you'll be getting from blind cat arts if you choose to order it from there you might get a similar one if you order elsewhere I'm not sure I've got this nice Lotus pattern that's what I'm going to be working with today so of course first step is get your iron out obviously its iron-on patches set it to about a medium heat you can't really see it but it's set to medium heat they're a very important step if you don't know for sure with what you're ironing on test a very small patch just lightly press it against a small area for just a few seconds and see if it does any damage to the fabric if anything melts you might want to lower your temperature this looks fine so to begin with on the back of these patches if they do come from blind cat arts or a similar place there will be paper you could peel at the edges and peel off this paper so start by peeling that off when you finish that you will just have this slightly sticky clear shiny backing that's the glue in this case heat and bond position it where you want it I've got a towel underneath in between the layers of this bag so that I don't heat up too much just in case position it exactly where you want it get your iron in one hand hold on to the other side of it with your other hand very carefully and just push down and slowly drag the iron along it just so that it's only touching for a few seconds on each part drag it around and hit the other side now that's just to get it initially adhered what you may have to do what I've noticed I have to do is press the iron across the entire pattern and put a lot of pressure on it and hold it there for at least 10 seconds or so maybe less depending on what kind of fabric you're using if your fabric melts or burns easily definitely lower the time that's why you test it to begin with all right now depending on what you're doing if you're adhering it to some kind of shirt you may be able to easily flip it over and heat it from the backside I highly recommend that if you can't just give it a few extra runs on the top layer one or two lots of pressure and give get it on both sides you may also want to using just the tip of your iron run over the edges especially on something like this it has a lot of loose pointy edges and just run over it quite a few times to make sure that it adheres all the way you now here's the most important step that you can possibly do aside from applying pressure let it cool completely before you go Flint throwing it around and messing with it it will come loose very quickly if you do not let it cool 100% and there you have it once you're finished ironing it and it has cooled 100% completely cool to the touch as though any part that you had died and they have to be equal in temperature you will be done fair warning if you are adhering this to clothing it is a bit firm it is a bit firmer than the rest of this fabric but it's not too bad as you can see still quite flexible depending on the type of stitch you do get if you get a very thick stitch not one like this that has a lot of open places for instance in this pink where you can see the white showing through that's the white fabric this will be much more flexible than something completely solid alright thank you for watching and good luck with your own patches

30 thoughts on “How to Iron an Iron-On Patch Tutorial (BlindCat Arts)

  1. Thank you for your video. May I add that I make a lot of embroidered patches and NEVER iron directly on to the embroidery itself. You run a real risk of melting the embroidery thread – ask me how I know! I always use a press cloth and also iron from the back too.

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