Celebrities are the only ones who have the right to look good. Ordinary people like you should also do your best to look good. However, looking good doesn’t always mean that you have to wear makeup every day or visit the salon to have your hair fixed. You just need to make sure that the clothes you will wear are neat and decent.
Unfortunately, many people think that you need to wear expensive clothes to look good. The truth is you don’t have to spend too much money to improve the way you look. You just have to wash your clothes or add accessories and designs to give it a new look. One of the most popular ways of styling your old clothes is adding iron on patches. This article will discuss what it is, how to apply it correctly, and what fabric you can use to apply these patches.
What are Iron-On Patches?
Iron on patches are designs applied on fabric through the ironing method. It is the fastest and the simplest technique of patch attachment since you don’t need to stitch the design and the fabric together. You just need to run the iron on the patch and the fabric to attach them.
How to Do It Correctly?
The first thing that you should do is to get all the materials needed. Prepare the iron board, the iron box, the iron on patches that you want to apply and the fabric where you will put the designs. Next, you must iron on the patches to the cloth. To do this, you need to place the fabric or clothing on the iron board. Set the temperature of the iron box at a high cotton steam setting so it can stick to the fabric. Place the patches where you want to see them and run the iron box through it. The hot iron will help melt the adhesive and stick them permanently to the clothing.
The good thing about this method is anyone can do it. You don’t need to become a fashion designer or a dressmaker to apply the patches to the clothing. You just need to follow these steps, and you will have a “new” old dress to wear.
What Fabric can you Use to Apply the Patches?
Though you can attach iron on patches to any fabric, cotton is still the best for creating the design. It is because cotton can resist hot temperature. The fabric will not tear, even if you use a hot iron box while sticking the patches. Fabric, such as nylon, is not the material to use for this design. If you use nylon fabric, the iron will melt the clothing.
Before you apply the iron on patches, make sure that you are putting it on cotton fabric or similar to its texture.
Any Other Pieces of Advice?
Though it is easy to apply these patches, you need to take precautionary measures in creating the design. Iron-on patches have strong adhesives. Once you put them on the fabric, you cannot remove them that easily. Before putting it on the clothing, make sure to place the design on the spot where you want to put it.
To do this, you need to go in front of the mirror and decide where you want to attach it. Place the patches using pins. If you are satisfied with the design that you created, you can proceed with ironing.
Looking good does not mean that you have to visit the salon or wear branded clothes. You just need to practice proper hygiene to keep your skin smooth and clean, eat nutritious foods that will make your physical appearance beautiful and glowing, and give the old but good clothes that you haven’t worn for months a revamp to give them a new style. If you give your old clothes a new look, nobody will suspect that you are wearing an old outfit.