How to Fix a Peeling Iron-on Transfer

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Things You'll Need

  • Ironing board

  • Iron

  • Sheet of paper


Don't lay the whole iron on the transfer, and don't leave the iron on the peeling areas for longer than a few seconds at a time. The high heat could harm the garment and the transfer if left for too long.

Use a hot iron to repair transfers.
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A shirt with an iron-on transfer may be your favorite, but after repeated wearings and washing the iron-on may start to peel off at the edges. If you want to save your iron-on transfer, it's not hard, but it needs to be done quickly and carefully. Iron-on designs are made to be permanent, but over time the adhesive may not stick as well as it used to. Fix your iron-on before it is completely ruined and bring your garment back to its former glory.


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Step 1

Heat an iron to a high heat setting.

Step 2

Place the garment on an ironing board, and place a piece of paper on top of the area of the transfer that is peeling off.

Step 3

Iron over the peeling transfer quickly, using only the edge of the iron.

Step 4

Repeat this procedure and keep checking the transfer until you notice it's sticking to the garment again.