Using an iron on mending tape is quite easy. It does not require sewing hassles at all. Mostly, they are adhesives, and you just need to press your heated iron over them to mend your fabrics or anything suitable for it.
Although you can still sew over them if you are using an iron-mending fabric. It depends on the type of mending you are using the tape for such as repairing a tear or a hole, either adding a length or cutting a length in short, etc.
How Do I Use Iron on Mending Tape
Before you want to use an iron on mending tape, you need to check a few things. As an example, make sure to check your fabric material whether is heat-proof or iron-proof.
- First, Wash your clothes before you try to apply a patch.
- Select a firmly protected surface and Preheat the iron on the dry cotton setting.
- Cut patches slightly larger than the desired size and shape. Make sure to round the corners. This will prevent further splitting in fabric.
- Preheat the garment area by putting a paper towel on it and pressing the iron machine, position the patch (shiny side down), and press with the iron for 30 seconds.
- Allow the patch to cool and check the bond if it has bonded yet or not.
- Repeat Step 4 if the tape does not stick effectively.
- Cool down your clothes completely.
What is Mending Tape Used For and How to Use It on Fabric
Iron-on mending tape is to repair or use for tears or worn areas or holes in the fabric items. It is also great to use as reinforcement or for decorative applications and is machine washable and dry cleanable.
The easy iron-on application means no sewing and allows for quick repairs. You can also repair your furniture tears or holes if your furniture has fabric materials. Steps below to fixing manding tape on fabric.
- First, mark on your fabric where you want to fix it with mending tape.
- Try to replace the mending tape over the tear inside your markings.
- Iron the place according to the directions on the mending tape package instructions.
- When the tape is completely attached to the fabric. Let the patch cool down completely before moving the mended item. If you want to use a basted fabric or paper-holding patch, try to remove it when the item is completely cool.
How to Remove Iron-On Hemming Tape
Removing iron-on hemming tape is not as easy going as putting them on fabrics. To remove them from your clothes, you can follow this process,
- Set the iron machine to medium heat temperature.
- Lie down a paper towel between the taped fabric and the iron. Hence, the adhesive tape will not stick to the iron.
- Press the iron on the paper towel and gently move it in a circular motion across the hem for 10 to 15 seconds.
- When the adhesive is warm enough, pull the fabric apart quickly so that the tape does not re-stick to the garment.
- Pull out and clear the remaining adhesive by placing a paper towel, newspaper, or paper bag directly on the glue.
- Put the iron on it for 5 to 10 seconds, and scrape the glue off the fabric with a butter knife or with any small knife. While doing this step be careful not to scrape out the fabric of the dress.
- Soak a cotton ball in acetone and rub it over the remaining adhesive. This will help to remove the rest of the stickiness from the tape.
Frequently Asked Questions And Answers
Qu 1: How to iron clothes without damage?
Items such as a handkerchief or pillowcase should suffice. Then place the iron directly onto the garment, do not move it back and forth, and hold it for around 35 seconds. Finally, allow your item to cool down before touching it.
Qu 2: How Do I Attach Your Iron-On Patches Or Hems?
For our iron-on products, which are secured using heat, make sure that any steam on your iron is turned off, before setting it to a hot temperature. Place your patch or hem into the desired position.
Qu 3: Does fabric tape leave a residue?
Tape can leave behind unsightly adhesive residue on the fabric. Before giving up on a clothing item that has been marred by this sticky mess, remove the gunk by trying different cleaning methods.
Qu 4: Does Hemming Tape Last?
Yes, hemming tape lasts very well. It is a permanent tape designed to be washed and has a very strong glue once fixed correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
With the help of iron mending tape, you can easily repair your torn, ripped fabric materials. Your fabric may get more damaged if you do not check the quality and compatibility of your fabric.
If you make a mistake in putting them on, fixing the tape will not be easy. And the residue of the mending tapes may damage your clothes. Furthermore, you have to double-check whether your fabric is compatible with heat and iron.