Most people have the ability to design and create iron-on patches. Craft stores sell the supplies you need to manufacture your own iron-on patches. You can also have Irononpatches handle the entire production process.
This is an effective method for creating patches. Simply give us your original design, which does not feature trademarked or copyrighted images, and request a free quote today.
Tools needed:How to create your own iron patches.
This list includes the tools required for three alternative methods of creating iron-on patches at home.
- Stiff fabric.
- Peel-and-stick fabric fuse
- Transfer sheets
- Inkjet printers
- Phone camera or another digital camera?
- Photo-editing software
- An iron and fabric pencil.
- embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- An embroidery hoop
- Sewing machine
How to Make Your Own Iron-On Patches Step by step.
To select appropriate artwork for the patch medium:
- Avoid elaborate or intricate designs.
- Select opposing colours.
- Use strong lines.
- Limit the finished object to 5 inches or less.
For Inkjet Patch Printing
- Using your best phone camera, photograph your patch artwork.
- Upload the image to a computer.
- Use a photo editing programme to resize the image to the exact
- size you need for the patch.
- Insert inkjet transfer paper into the printer.
- Print your image onto the transfer paper.
- Allow it to dry completely.
- Place the heavy fabric on an ironing board.
- Place the printed image face down on the fabric.
- Refer to the transfer paper box for instructions on how long to heat the paper against the fabric.
- Apply a hot iron to the transfer paper for the appropriate time.
- Peel off the transfer paper and let the fabric to dry.
- Trim the fabric around the image to create a patch.
Regarding Hand Embroidery a Patch
- Draw your patch design on paper and cut it out.
- Tape the artwork on the back of your patchwork fabric.
- Put the fabric in an embroidery hoop.
- Position the hoop in front of a bright window or light.
- Trace the design on the fabric.
- Choose the colours of embroidery floss you want for your design.
- Fill in the traced design with the coloured threads.
- Tie thread knots at the rear of the patch.
- Trim the hanging strands.
- Cut out the patch of fabric.
For using a sewing machine.
- Trace your artwork onto the fabric as specified in steps 2-5 of the embroidery method.
- Adjust your sewing machine to make extremely thick stitch lines.
Set the machine to zigzag stitch.
- Thread the needle and fill the bobbin with your preferred thread colour.
- Fill in the design with coloured stitches, taking your time and being careful.
- Be patient while you raise the presser foot and swivel the design beneath the needle.
- When you’ve finished a colour, reverse stitch over the last line to secure the thread.
- When you’re finished, clip the patch free from the thread.
Detail For the application of fabric fuse.
- Purchase peel-and-stick fabric fusing from a craft store.
- Read the instructions on the product package.
- Place your patch right side up on the adhesive side of the fuse paper.
- Beginning in the centre of the patch, press every portion of it firmly against the fusing substance.
- Cut the patch from the fusing material sheet.
- Follow the instructions on the fabric fuse container to iron it onto your clothing.
High-quality custom patches
Learning how to make your own iron-on patches is a fun skill. However, if you need to manufacture a large number of patches, outsourcing production to Irononpatches is an excellent option.
In addition to providing a free quote and free shipping, we can promptly finish your order in practically any shape, size, or number. You also get to see an actual sample before production, rather than simply a graphic rendering. Contact us immediately for high-quality patches manufactured from long-lasting materials.