A special heat activated adhesive sheet using the latest standard in bonding agents developed for the clothing industry to provide a more robust result than many of the fusible bonding products currently on the market, becoming almost permanent and fully machine washable at 40 degrees on many fabrics.*
Lots of of uses: appliqués, motifs, letters and numbers to personalise items, hemming strips, repairs patches and much more.
We were so impressed by this product that we’ve recently changed to using it for all new products in the ‘Vintage-Patch’ range of iron on elbow, knee and repair patches. Now you can use it too, to make iron on shapes of your choice in your own fabrics, without further sewing *on most fabrics.
The sheet size is approximately A4 (21cm x 30cm)
Full instructions are included with each pack.
- Ensure the fabric you are using can be ironed at cotton/linen temperature. (Lower temp can be tried but you must ensure the adhesive fully melts and bonds with the fabric fibres to achieve a good result.
- Place shiny (glue) side of the sheet down on the back of your piece of fabric, and apply DRY iron heat to iron it into position, pressing from front and back of the fabric to get a smooth finish. Allow to cool, then draw out the motif or shape you require on the glue sheet, cut out and your design is ready to use. *Reverse letter and number templates so they’ll be the correct way round on the fabric side!
- To apply to a garment, home furnishing or other item, Carefully lift up a corner of the patch’s backing paper so you can see the shiny glue surface (if the glue is not visible on the fabric, you may have lifted it with the backing (in this case, re-iron the lifted area on to the patch, allow to cool and try again).
- Make sure your iron is cleaned of any residue on the plate. Then heat it to between the cotton and linen setting – depending on your garment. Take care with max iron temperature to avoid scorching. Place patch into position glue side down, and press over all areas of it firmly for 20 to 60 seconds to ensure the glue melts and the entire piece is well bonded. Press again for 20 – 60 seconds from the rear of the patch. Light fabrics will require less ironing time than heavier ones such as denim and corduroy. If necessary, you can protect the patch or your garment by using a thin dry press cloth but allow extra pressing time and you may need to increase the heat setting for effective bonding. Pay attention to the patch edges. If they lift during ironing, keep pressing till they stick firmly. Always test the sample snippet provided first to judge correct iron temperature for your fabrics.
- Lay the fused parts flat and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
- The adhesive is designed to bond to many widely used tight weave, smooth surface fabrics such as cotton, cotton/polyester, denim, and other blends so long as they can withstand medium to high temperatures during the iron on process. Once in place the item is fully machine washable and can be ironed as normal. Tumble dried items should be top stitched or they may loosen from the heat and motion of the dryer.
Additional stitching is required for:
Items which will be tumble dried with heat
Heavy duty items that are frequently laundered
Loose weave, textured, napped or moderately stretchy fabrics.
Our patches are not suitable for
Nylon, fabrics with waterproof or special finishes or very stretchy fabrics
*Motifs applied to garments with some stretch, loose weave, a nap or textured such as woollens will require extra stitching.
- As garments vary, we cannot guarantee a permanent no sew bond in all cases. If you find that your motif lifts after application, or become loose after washing and wear, simply secure the edges with a line of running stitch in matching or contrast thread for a long lasting and attractive finish.