1) What are the care instruction for appliques?
All the appliques we sell may be washed. Wash in warm (not hot) water with mild soap. Do not use bleach. For best results, drip-dry or machine dry on warm (not hot) setting. Remove from dryer as soon as cycle is completed.

2) How do I apply appliques?
  1. For iron on appliques - Using hand iron:
  2. Set your hand iron at the hottest temperature setting that the fabric will allow.
  3. Position your applique and place a pressing cloth over your applique.
  4. Press the iron down on the applique. Hold it there for 30-40 seconds. Apply as much pressure as possible and use both hands.
  5. Turn garment inside out and repeat steps 2 and 3.
  6. Let applique cool.
  7. Manufacturers recommend hand-tacking or hand-sewing applique on garment, especially appliques placed on items that are going to be washed. (see ** below)
Using heat-seal machine:
  1. Set your machine temperature to 375 degrees.
  2. Position your applique and place a pressing cloth over your applique.
  3. Close machine on the applique. Press for 12-15 seconds. This is recommended for everyday tee shirt fabric.
  4. Let applique cool.
  1. Avoid the use of materials which cannot endure the temperatures necessary to affix appliques properly.
  2. Appliques are durable, but for best results, they should not be applied to rainwear (anything waterproof), highly elastic fabrics or nylon fabrics.
**Sewing on your appliques:
  1. Iron your applique to your fabric.
  2. With a threaded needle matching the color of the edge of the applique or with invisible thread, come up through your foundation fabric and take a small (needle width size) bite out of the edge of your applique.
  3. Go down through the same hole you came up and then poke back up through the material about 1/8" away taking another bite out of the edge of your applique.
  4. Continue sewing your applique on until the applique is on tight.
Washing instructions For sequined and crochet appliques:
  1. For Best Results - Hand wash, cold water, mild soap. Hang to dry. Use no heat.
  2. Crochet appliques can be washed on gentle cycle and tumble dried on low.
Washing Instructions for iron on appliques:
  • Turn garment inside out and wash with cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low.
Have fun!