Iron-On Instructions

Did you get a free patch with your order? Never used an iron before? You're in the right place. Don't worry, follow the instructions below and you won't hurt your brand new hoodie, tee, pants, or anything, for that matter! Read on to see how to properly heat-bond your Parlor Dice patchwork.

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Parlor Dice Iron On Instructions

Necessary Materials

  • Parlor Dice Patch (polyester thread with cotton backing)
  • Hand iron (steamers will NOT work)
  • Ironing board/work surface (heat resistant)

1. Prepare your garment

  • Decide where the patch will go, feel free to discuss with Phil
  • Identify the material of your garment; our patches are polyester with cotton back
  • Clean & iron the spot where you intend to affix your patch (if dirty or wrinkled)

2. Setup your workspace

  • Setup your ironing board or a flat, heat resistant surface
  • Fill your iron with water as needed

3. Decide placement

  • If your garment moves easily, mark the spot with a pin or light pencil mark
  • Patches will fall off spots like elbows or knees that constantly bend 

4. Prepare your patch

  • Gently peel off the rear (waxy) layer of the patch to see the (shiny) heat-bond
  • Replace your patch in the correct position on your garment

5. Affix your patch

  • Preheat your iron to the proper setting for your garment
  • Ensure your iron is set to NO STEAM 
  • Place your hot iron straight down on the patch
  • Apply medium pressure and keep the iron still for 8-10 seconds
  • Lift the iron to stop your garment getting too hot
  • NOTE: for the first 2-3 times you place & lift the iron, the patch will still be loose
  • Repeat this process 3-5 times (or more, depending on your garment)
  • For maximum hold, repeat the process twice even after your patch seems fixed

6. OPTIONAL: Sew your patch

  • Patches may lose their hold on thicker pieces; they should be sewn on too
  • Parlor Dice is happy to apply patches for you, free of charge. You may: 
  • Bring your piece & patch(es) to our NYC Workshop
  • Contact Phil, and then mail your materials + return shipping to the shop
  • We unfortunately cannot sew patches onto certain parts of sleeves, pockets, or pant legs. Please discuss placement with Phil.