Leatherette Patch Application Instructions

Leatherette Patches offer the look and feel of genuine leather at a fraction of the price.  This richly textured, synthetic material is water resistant, easy to clean and durable enough for the rigors of daily use.  The high quality workmanship of each leatherette piece is sure to impress every recipient with its elegant individuality.

The Leatherette Patches are recommended for 100% cotton, 100% polyester, and cotton/polyester blends on light and dark colored garments.  They are not recommended for surfaces that may contain an oil finish, such as silicone or any type of outdoor goods.

Since the product is applied with heat, it is not recommended for use on materials that may be heat sensitive (ex. some nylons, silk, some plastics, leather wool, fleece, beanie hats, etc.)

When applying a patch, set your press temperature to 270-285 degrees Fahrenheit, the timer to 10-15 seconds, and the pressure to medium.  

Using a fresh adhesive, lint-roll the surface of your garment where you will be applying your patch to remove any lint.

Remove the protective paper backing and press firmly on the desired location of your garment.

Place parchment paper or a thin cloth between the patch and the press platen.

Press the patch between 270-285 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 seconds with medium pressure.

Please take into consideration temperatures will vary (between 270-285 degrees) depending on each individual press.  We suggest starting at a lower temperature and increasing, if needed, until you find the desired temperature to properly adhere the patch to your garment.  

For additional strength, some have used E6000 or super glue on the back of the patch and/or rivets or stitching along the edges.  These additions are optional, not required.

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