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This is a guide about removing an iron-on transfer from a t-shirt. To clean all traces of an iron-on graphic without damaging the fabric, can be a challenge.
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I bought my husband a dress shirt at Goodwill. It's in perfect shape, but I discovered there is a strange iron on label inside the collar. It's like paper, but it's tough.
I have tried Goo Gone and fabric softener. I have tried heating with the iron. I have tried plain water. I even tried digging it off with a flat screwdriver, but it isn't even fazed. I am at a loss as to how to get it out. Does anyone have any ideas of what would work? Thank you.
By Ruth from Hawthorn, PA
Easy Instructions. Things You'll Need:
Cloth or parchment paper
Step 1) Place the garment with the iron-on label on an ironing board, with the label facing up. Turn your iron on to the highest setting.
Step 2) Place either a thin piece of cloth or parchment paper over the label.
Step 3) Apply heat to the cloth or parchment paper over the iron-on label for 10 to 15 seconds.
Step 4) Carefully remove the cloth or parchment paper and immediately pull the corner of the label. The label will be hot; consider using a knife to slowly peel back the label.
Step 5) As the label cools, stop peeling and repeat. You may need to steam it off with a damp cloth.
I see that you said you tried an iron, if you try the method "kffrmw88 " suggested and it doesn't work, you may have to put a softer label over the top. Perhaps a dry cleaner would have a suggestion also.
In order to get out of sewing about 25 patches/badges on my daughters Jr Girl Scout Vest, I used something called "Sew No More" which was recommended to me by my aunt. I, of course, put them all in the wrong spots! I tore one of the patches off and there is now a shiney dried glue spot in the shape of the patch.
I would take a scrap of fabric that is similar in weight and texture (maybe denim) and do a "test" patch with another scrap of fabric. Let it dry like you did on the vest and then tear it off like you did on the vest. Try some different products on the test "glue patch". I'd try rubbing alcohol, or acetone nail polish remover or a product called "oops" (found in the painting supplies at WalMart). You may need to moisten it and then scrape with your fingernail to remove it. Hope something works for you!
I would like to know where you bought the 'Sew No More'.
is this like the no sew hem its like white cloth tape you use to hem pants with an iron if so when i wanted to lower my hem i had to carefully peel it off
I added some sequins to a top. I used sew no more the sequins are falling off now and all I have is lots of dots of shiny dried glue. I need to get it off! Do you really think that the nail polish remover will work?
I would use Goo Gone on the sticky patches. You can get it at Bed Bath and Beyond.
I have a number of pieces of clothing from my mom that don't fit her anymore. I would like to recycle them. She has iron on name tags on them from the nursing home.
Put wax paper right over the patch, then iron it (on high) for 10 seconds or so. Begin peeling the patch off.
I found two nice, almost new shirts that have a tag with the name of the previous owner on them. They are unobtrusive and seem to have been added by a dry-cleaner, but I would prefer to remove them. Do you know how?
I have work uniforms from Cintas. I no longer work at the company from which I received them. They are nice and universal for any new job; painting, pressure washing, etc., any General Labour. So I need to remove the company name and leave my name. So I tried ripping them off and just put a giant hole in one of them shirts. So I did some looking and alcohol was something I had read to use. Sure enough, it loosened the patch enough for me to pull off. I put it on a cotton ball and rubbed on the back on the patch. And v'wwahla
Really? Just plain old rubbing alcohol worked on your professionaly done uniforms? I need to do that to my husbands work shirts.
Must depend on fabric cause alcohol didnt. work
I am trying to remove a professionally ironed on applique from a burgandy cotton shirt. Any suggestions?
You may have tried this, but just iron it loose yourself, on the reverse side of the shirt. Put some old cloth over the cloth of the shirt, exactly on the reverse side of the applique, so that you don't burn the shirt, and iron away on high. The glue will soften and then you can pull away the applique. I have used this technique with some success. The problem is that sometimes there are stubborn remnants of glue. Normally those too can be lifted by putting the old cloth directly on top of them, after you take away the applique, and continuing to iron. The glue will melt even more and be absorbed by the old cloth.
The temp. of the iron should be high to work through the glue, so be careful and watch out for burning.
Try this. It does NOT WORK
Used a hairdryer on high/hot setting. Held it to back of appliqué that had been put on school uniform shirt professionally. It was off in five seconds!
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By Pat from Baltimore, OH
I had some pjs personalised for my nephew, they arrived and the name was spelled wrong. They are a Christmas present and I need a solution to remove it quickly as the company has a no returns policy on personalised products. Please help.
Can't help on the removal but, if the company made the incorrect spelling mistake then they are responsible. Return and request a correction or a refund.
They should take them back if they made the mistake in spelling. Any reputable company would
How do you remove adhesive patches from jeans?
By J from Mesa, AZ
Here are my personal tips on removing iron ons.
-Dissolve the transfer adhesive using rubbing alcohol.
-Iron the clothing under a piece of parchment paper.
-Wet the transfer and then iron it off.
-Peel the transfer away with your fingernails.
-Wash the clothing to remove any remaining bits of glue.
-A Teflon-coated iron works best for the parchment paper method.
-Use Goo Gone if the iron-on does not come off.
-Combine several of the methods above if desired.
For more information about iron ons and patches, you can visit. www.irononpatches.info.
I just removed an iron on label with the alcohol and then ironing it with a hot hot iron and it worked great, the label came off eventually pulling at it, thanks
My son just got back from a field trip that was 2 hours away and he bought a nylon drawstring bag. The decal or silk screen is starting to peel off in 5 or 6 places already. Is there any way to reattach the print? It looks like new, not all wrinkled up. Thanks for any help.
Use fabric glue. You can get it at the craft stores. Get a small inexpensive flat brush also to paint the glue on the back side of the decal, attach back onto the nylon bag and secure with tape till it drys.
I have a cloth type jacket and I want the decal taken off. How can I do this?
By decal, you mean a patch or logo on the article? If so, you cannot really remove it without it showing. The best thing to do is to buy another one to go over it or make your own. You can buy fabric that meshes to fabrics together with an iron so that would be how you make your own.
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By Jackie from Fall River, MA
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How do you get letters or numbers off of sweatpants that have been ironed on?
By Kayla from TN
Apply fabric softener directly to the "iron- on". Allow it to soften the adhesive, then cover with a towel and iron on "hot" till the iron-ons are loosened. However, the "shadows" will not go away. (09/07/2010)
By Pat Phillips
How does one remove an ironed on decal from a cotton/polyester hoodie? Anyone with any ideas? Thanks much.
By Willi Percival from Calgary, AB, Canada
Keep in mind that if the fabric has faded at all, it will not have faded underneath the decal and the outline will remain. If you still want to remove them, put an old white cloth over the decal and iron the heck out of it. The decal should stick to the cloth. (01/23/2010)
How can you remove a burned on iron-on? It is burned onto a pair of shorts.
By Kayce (07/18/2009)
I recently bought some shirts at a yard sale that had glued on decals. How can I get them off? I tried nail polish remover, but it didn't work.
Linda M from Union Grove, NC
If the decals are the iron-on type, you can try ironing them one at a time. While the glue is warm, the decals should peel off. (10/05/2008)
By Elyse Zois
Wouldn't you be left with a gummy unattractive look to your shirt even if you were able to remove the decal? You could sew on a fabric applique over the decal if it's the decal itself you do not like. (10/05/2008)
Perhaps you could put another iron-on that you do like, over it. (10/05/2008)
They say that "Goop" which mechanics use to wash their hands, works well for this. (10/05/2008)
Maybe some "Goo Gone". It's used for taking of labels and such. It's very good. (10/06/2008)
How can you remove an iron-on that has been applied already?