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« on: July 13, 2010 01:54:16 AM »

Hi,
So, I have a patch but I can't tell if iron it on something or do I sew it on. I have never used a real patch before, so I'm not sure what to do. Sad

On one side it has the actual design and has the threadlike feeling. But on the other it feels kind of like wax paper and threads are covered by the wax paper material.

Also, can you sew/iron on any patch or does only go for certain patches? What's the difference?

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010 03:41:06 PM »

My guess is that the "wax paper" side is the glue side of an iron-on patch.  You put that waxed side down on your fabric and iron it.  The glue melts and adheres the patch to your fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010 04:31:08 PM »

Some patches are iron on, some are not. However, in my experience it is just better to sew on patches even if they are iron on. You could iron on first and sew second. Most likely the patch will have a satin stitch "trim" of stitching around the edge. Find matching thread and either hand sew or zig-zag stitch around the patch, you can't really tell what you have done because the thread matches the stitching color on the edge of the patch.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010 08:13:18 PM »

ahh! thank you so much for your helpful answers!!!
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