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Hi, I found this patch http://www.nationalemblemcollectibles.com/oilers30.php from national emblem. I was wondering if I can iron it onto my rbk edge jersey? I have a pro jersey, the one with the jock tag, and am not sure what I can do now....should I take it to a professional heat-embossing place?? or could i just iron it on like an old school iron on patch?

the back of the patch is a hard plastic so it's hard to tell if it's able to be ironed on or if i have to stitch it.

thanks!!!

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The hard plastic is actually put there so you can't sew it onto a jersey. Don't iron it on with that, or you'll have a mess on your hands. Some seamstresses/tailors will have needles strong enough to sew the patch on through the plastic; however, other people on this board have been able to remove the plastic by dipping the patch in boiling water for a few seconds. Do that, get it sewn on, and there you go. But don't try to iron it on with that plastic backing.

BTW, just so you know, you've got a replica jersey, not a pro one. I hope you didn't shell out the big bucks for it. And either way, go to a fabric store, buy a seam ripper for 3 bucks, and get rid of that clunky tag.

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The hard plastic is actually put there so you can't sew it onto a jersey. Don't iron it on with that, or you'll have a mess on your hands. Some seamstresses/tailors will have needles strong enough to sew the patch on through the plastic; however, other people on this board have been able to remove the plastic by dipping the patch in boiling water for a few seconds. Do that, get it sewn on, and there you go. But don't try to iron it on with that plastic backing.

BTW, just so you know, you've got a replica jersey, not a pro one. I hope you didn't shell out the big bucks for it. And either way, go to a fabric store, buy a seam ripper for 3 bucks, and get rid of that clunky tag.

I'll take it to a sports shop and see what they can do.

and yeah, replica....that's what i meant. i already took the jock tag off myself too.

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Take an exact-o knife and carefully cut an X in the backing, but not through the patch!, and fold it both ways so the plastic cracks open. Boil the patch in a sauce pan for several minutes and remove it with some hot dog tongs. Grab the point of the plastic in the center of the patch were you made the X with a needle nose pliers and peel or twist the now soft plastic out to the edge of the patch. Going from the center to the outer edge will protect the edge of the patch much better than trying to separate the plastic backing from the edge first.

You might be able to remove two chunks of the plastic after boiling it, but if a second one does not come off easily, just drop it back in the water for another couple of minutes and repeat. Patience will get you the best results. Repeat until the plastic is all removed.

I blot the patch to remove some of the water and then flatten it under a stack of books. The only thing I've ever had an issue with one time, was a knot at the end of a thread was embedded in the plastic and started to pull out them embroidery. I just snipped it off with a manicure scissors to prevent any damage to the design.

While some suggest other heat sources like a hair dryer (too loud for me), never, ever microwave a patch. Any metallic threads, like a Colorado Avalanche 10th Anniversary patch, will leave burn marks within seconds, ruining the patch.

Then take your patch in and have it properly sewn on with the zig-zag stitch.

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Take an exact-o knife and carefully cut an X in the backing, but not through the patch!, and fold it both ways so the plastic cracks open. Boil the patch in a sauce pan for several minutes and remove it with some hot dog tongs. Grab the point of the plastic in the center of the patch were you made the X with a needle nose pliers and peel or twist the now soft plastic out to the edge of the patch. Going from the center to the outer edge will protect the edge of the patch much better than trying to separate the plastic backing from the edge first.

You might be able to remove two chunks of the plastic after boiling it, but if a second one does not come off easily, just drop it back in the water for another couple of minutes and repeat. Patience will get you the best results. Repeat until the plastic is all removed.

I blot the patch to remove some of the water and then flatten it under a stack of books. The only thing I've ever had an issue with one time, was a knot at the end of a thread was embedded in the plastic and started to pull out them embroidery. I just snipped it off with a manicure scissors to prevent any damage to the design.

While some suggest other heat sources like a hair dryer (too loud for me), never, ever microwave a patch. Any metallic threads, like a Colorado Avalanche 10th Anniversary patch, will leave burn marks within seconds, ruining the patch.

Then take your patch in and have it properly sewn on with the zig-zag stitch.

wow thanks!!

If i take my jersey and the patch to a pro shop, will they just do all of this for me?

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