How to Use Heat and Bond for Patches – How Does it Work

Heat n bond is a special feature of the printing process. Additional fabrics ply are set on garments by heat. Dry adhesives are heat sensitive. During print production, if any extra design needs to add without stitching, for that reason heat and bond method works.

To heat and bond, there have some adhesive papers in the market selling one lite and ultra categories. For homemade and short-size design, lite papers and for production or industrial purpose ultra/advanced high adhesion papers are used.

Heat and bond papers are available in market by package roll like tube size, white in color. Not only fabric but also wood, leather, paper, and cover sheets can be designed by using heat n bond paper.

Heat and bond adhesive papers have several kinds of uses. Some are used for garments fabric, some are used for traditional design, some for attaching logos, attachment of colored patches for customization, and so on.

How to Use Heat and Bond for Patches

Using heat n bond is very easy to use for patches. Patches are special for adding extra design. For customized use that’s very popular.

For t-shirts or top ware garments, we can use lite heat and bond paper. At first took the patch, that you want to set on your fabric. Then cut the heat and bond paper with that ratio.

How to Use Heat and Bond

For example, your patches size is 4cm × 3 cm. You have to cut the bond paper size at least 4.5 cm × 3.5 cm.

Place the patch down, and from the patch’s back part attach the bond paper’s adhesive part. After that, it’s time to give a heat press by your iron machine. 

Don’t rub too much, just hold the pressure on the heat paper. 

Let the paper and patch cool down. Now cut the extra paper from the bottom part of the patch. After cutting the extra area of bond paper, it’s time to remove it back parts paper.

You can easily separate the layer of the papers and a sticky glue added surface will come out from that part. This adhesive is now prepared to attach to your fabric. 

Put the bond paper attached patch on your fabric and give press and heat with your heat press machine for 10-20 seconds. Also don’t rub or make friction this time.

Instead of just giving pressure and hold. After 20-30 seconds your patches are completely done as an extra logo or design on the fabric surface.

Note: Know about the patches manufacturing property before giving high heat. Some patches may react with glue or deform with high temperatures.

Heat n bond is popular because printing just in by ironing, no sewing, is time effective, both sides are adhesive to bond your garment without printing.

Fusible web is known as another heat n bond methods item to give sticky bonding of two different fabrics.

The fusible web is made of fiber. That could be only 100% cotton or blended with polyester with a ratio of 60/40 (Cotton/Polyester)

We can mention fusible fleece which contains one or double sides of adhesive to print fabric. For lightweight fabrics or soft synthetic fabric, fusible is suitable.

In some cases, fusible hem tape is used for attaching the design instead of stitching. Those trims can withstand medium to high heat and pressure.

For a permanent attachment of two fabrics, you may use the fusible bonding web which is called Stitch Witchery.

Stitch witchery is perfect for cotton or another type of fabric that can take heat and pressure for design.

In an industrial sense, it’s also called false stitch. Stitch witchery can be found in different sizes, costs, and ratios for the purpose of printing.

How to Heat n Bond with Stitch Witchery

Two or multiple types of fabric can be used to attach with by using Stitch Witchery. Cut the bonding paper with the ratio of your clothes. Then put the stitch witchery between the layers of the fabrics.

Make sure that fabrics are attached with the open adhesive portion of the Stitch Witchery bond. Give heat with your iron to around 160 degrees Celsius temperature and hold for 10-15 seconds. 

Slowly give press and iron heat to all parts of the fabric and bond area. Then fold your fabric to the adhesive side and then you attach your fabrics parts within a minute.  


Heat n bond comes with a tremendous advantage in the heat press printing process. Those are useful, time-consuming, and customized. Sometimes, some garments or fabric sheets are not able to give extra stitch. Heat n bond can help you get rid of that situation.

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1 thought on “How to Use Heat and Bond for Patches – How Does it Work”

  1. Can I use Heat n Bond Ultra Hold as a patch only?! If put whole piece inside hole in my double sided comforter? Just iron it inside hole and that’s all – using no other “fabric or patch”? I have researched Google and YouTube and cannot find this answer! Everything says to use a piece of fabric. I would prefer a invisible bonding like what it would seem to be with your product. Thank you so much for your time and I really hope to hear from you soon


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