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Iron-on patches are always handy to have on hand. You can use patches to mend tears and holes to prolong the life of your favorite clothing, or to decorate and add embellishments to any fabric surface, from a vintage jacket to an upholstered chair. Plus, these colorful fabrics are simple and quick to apply: Just press with an iron to melt the adhesive backing. If you follow the instructions included with the package (if supplied) properly, your patches should survive many cycles of the washing machine just fine. Whether you are searching for patches that blend in or stand out, our picks below will help you find the best ones for your needs.
1. Dritz 55283 Patches
Dritz sells patches in lots of colors, sizes, and materials, from twill to heavy canvas, making the brand our go-to for good-quality patches. Each is made from high-quality fabric and, importantly, comes with clear instructions. This package comes with 16 cotton-twill patches in three sizes and in useful colors like black, navy, gray, and khaki. You can easily cut them to size without fraying before ironing them on, and the adhesive is strong enough to guard against peeling edges and to last through both the washing machine and the dry cleaner’s.
2. Accmor Iron On Patches
With 29 colors together in one pack, this patch set makes it super easy to color match or create your own custom iron-on decorations. Made out of a polyester/cotton blend, the medium-weight patches measure 4.9 by 3.7 inches each and can be cut to any size or shape. Patches are easy to iron on and are machine washable and long-lasting. They don’t come with instructions, so do some research online on the best ways to adhere this fabric blend.
3. Bondex Mend and Repair Iron-On Patch
This fabric mending tape is sold in long strips measuring 1.25 by 7 inches. These dimensions make it ideal for patching seams or tears; unlike other patches on our list, the strips look best on the underside of clothing. Made of 55 percent polyester and 45 percent cotton, the fabric is quite thin to the touch but it is durable, and this flexibility allows it to move easily with your body. The package comes with six pieces of tape in white, beige, black, navy, pink, and tan.
4. Singer Denim Iron-On Repair Kit
This set of 12 cotton iron-on patches is the perfect choice if you need to repair a beloved pair of jeans or denim jacket. You get a variety of common denim shades to choose from, and the patches come in three sizes. They are simple to cut and apply and are machine washable. You can also put them through a dryer and the corners won’t lift.
5. RipGrip Iron-On Patches Set
High-quality, sturdy embroidered patches add instant personality to any jacket, backpack, or fabric banner. This set of 15 assorted patches (approximately 2.5 inches each) are embroidered with thick thread for a traditional appearance, with a stitched twill border that provides durability. Designed by independent artists, these patches feature fun, colorful images and slogans to help express your own unique style.