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Can you iron on to felt?

October 14th, 2008 at 06:08 pm

I would need a fabric that doesn't fray so that the patch doesn't have to have the perfect satin finish.

so I thought of felt, but I am not sure I can use iron on transfers on felt.

But then would the felt stretch to much? would it rip when I sewed it on?

do T shirts fray at the cut edges? I know I can iron on to them, and I have a few with holes I could use...though one is black, can you iron on to black?

6 Responses to “Can you iron on to felt?”

  1. mom-from-missouri Says:

    You can, but it doesn't hold up well. Felt, fleece and other "hairy" fabrics don't take the iron on tight--it tends to stick to the "hairs", which eventually pull loose and the patch is gone. If the item is washed, or exposed to wind it deteriotes even sooner.

  2. nanamom Says:

    felt is not great for something you want to last. It doesn't wash well at all. How about denim and you whipstitch the edges.

  3. mom-from-missouri Says:

    What kind of project are you making? If it is something that will be washed, could you use fleece and stitch down your patches?

  4. princessperky Says:

    never mind I found an official cmp patch not as cheap but better for young girls that can't sew or iron. I will keep the homemade one for later.

    thanks for the advice.

  5. princessperky Says:

    Do you have time to test it?

    If you can I bet a 'low fuzz' felt would work for a simple project. If not can you use lightweight canvas you can often find them in prehemmed sizes (if your aim was to avoid hemming)

  6. annabelle Says:

    Don't do it!! Even low fuzz FELT WILL NOT take an iron on. Actually, it will take it, but it won't let you pull the paper off-- so your image is stuck between the paper and the fabric. You can, however, iron it on to another material, glue it (smooth out the glue with a popsicle stick or something) to your felt and cut it out or proceed with whatever you were going to do with the felt.

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