Iron-on patches allow you to create works of art on your clothes inexpensively, expertly and quickly. These strong patches work well on denim because of the fabric’s strength and durability. You can customise a denim jacket to add a touch of flair and reveal your personality, or make any statement you like, with iron-on patches. If your jacket happens to have a hole, stain or worn spot, putting an iron-on patch over the area will serve several purposes. It will mend the hole or worn spot, hide the stain and provide an embellishment for the jacket as well.
When you have a denim jacket that you want to customise, begin by deciding on the theme you want to follow. Lay your jacket on a flat surface, and visualize the number and sizes of patches you want. You may cut pieces of paper in the sizes of the patches you are considering, and lay them on the jacket to get the effect. Don’t forget the back of the jacket when you are determining what to buy.
Order your iron-on patches from an online shop for convenience and economy. You will find a wide range of patches to choose from, and you can select the sizes, colours and styles you prefer. Rockabilly is really popular now, and there are many patches in that theme available, so if you want a trendy jacket, consider customising it with rockabilly iron-on patches.
When you receive your iron-on patches, lay your denim jacket flat again, and place the patches on it in various arrangements until you have achieved the look you want. You may use straight pins to keep them in place temporarily, and turn the jacket over to work on the back. If you plan to leave the pins in the garment while ironing the patches on, put them under the fabric instead of on top of the patch, so you will not enclose them between the patch and jacket.
Iron-on patches have strong adhesive on the backs, and that adhesive adheres to cloth when heated. The adhesion is permanent, so be certain you place the patches exactly where you want them before heating them. If you put a patch over a hole, use a patch custom patches no minimum large enough to completely cover the hole, so it will be stuck to fabric all the way around it. Lay a piece of waxed paper under the hole before ironing the patch on it, so the patch will not stick the jacket front to the back.
Lay your jacket with pinned-on patch on a sturdy, hard surface, preheat the iron to a high setting, and do not use steam. Place a Teflon ironing sheet or something similar over the patch to protect it and the iron. You may have better results if you work with one patch at a time. When you are ready to iron a patch on, press the iron firmly down on the patch, and apply steady, strong pressure while moving the iron back and forth over the patch for at least one minute.
Let the patch cool for five minutes before moving it, and then proudly wear and enjoy your customised denim jacket.