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EMBROIDERY PATCHES. TYPES OF PATCHES. PLACEMENT

The Embroidery Patch is the easiest way to decorate, arrange or simply make a garment unique and exclusive. Usually we use 2 types of base fabric to embroider, the Felt, which provides a greater rigidity to the patch, or Waterproof Nylon Canvas that, due to its lower stiffness, make it more adaptable to the garment and make it the most usual.

Depending on the garment and the placement of the patch on it, the patches can be classified into 2 large groups:

Embroidery Patches for Sewing.

If we take into account that an Embroidery Patch lasts a lifetime (more than the garment on which it has been placed), sewing patches are the ideal option to place on garments made of synthetic fabrics or that can easily deteriorate.

The great advantage of the Sewing Patch is that it can be removed and put as many times as needed.

Thermo Adhesive Patch

The ThermoAdhesive Embroidery Patch has the same finish quality as the Sewing Patch. The difference is simply that you have added a thermo fusible sheet that allows you to place it on the garment by applying heat with a simple homemade iron.

Although its great advantage is the ease of placement, this type of patch requires adopting a series of basic measures for its correct application on the garment, as well as for its future maintenance.

Recommendations to keep in mind before applying the patch:

• Check the manufacturer's label whether or not the garment admits ironing.

• Check the composition of the garment.

• Do not apply to synthetic fabrics with a low melting point (<40 °).

Placing the embroidered patch on the garment:

1.- The garment or fabric must be previously washed or cleaned (even if it is new).

2.- Heat the iron for 5 minutes in the "cotton" position (140-170º) or the maximum that holds the garment and remove the steam option.

3.- Place the garment on a hard surface (table or ironing board).

4.- Warm up the surface of the garment where the patch will be placed.

5.- Place the patch on the garment with the embroidered surface facing up.

6. Cover the patch with a heat-resistant cotton cloth or cloth. You can also use baking paper (sulphurized paper).

7.- Apply a slow and circular movement by pressing "firmly" with the iron for about 20 or 30 seconds.

8.- Without removing the cloth or cloth, go over the edges of the patch.

9.- Remove the cloth carefully, turn the garment inside out, place the cloth or cloth and apply heat for another 20 seconds.

10.- Let cool for 1 minute. If the edge of the patch can be lifted repeat step 9.

Precautions:

· Do not wash the garment until 2 days after ironing.

· Wash inside out and at maximum temperature of 40º.

· Do not use dryer.

The detachment of the garment patch for later use should also be done with heat. This process can irreversibly damage the adhesive. It could also leave stains on the garment.