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Any tips for removing iron-on labels?

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ItsIcyOutsideIThinkINeedThorin Thu 24-Jan-13 19:55:55

If you haven't already done so, try picking at the corner with your fingernail - a little bit should loosen and this usually pulls off easily, leaving the real sticky stuff behind. Or maybe you just have better quality iron-on labels than me smile

Crikeyblimey Thu 24-Jan-13 19:26:13

If you've got a tumble dryer, they'll come off a treat after a "quick tumble".

CashmereHoodlum Thu 24-Jan-13 19:22:58

Thank you both! I've got the sticky stuff remover somewhere so I will try that. I haven't been able to remove any of it so far but I think I will try tweezers.

ItsIcyOutsideIThinkINeedThorin Thu 24-Jan-13 14:29:36

I pull the top layer off (it comes off easily) and just leave the bottom gluey layer on.

treesntrees Wed 23-Jan-13 18:30:11

Try using sticky stuff remover. I've not tried it on fabric but it has worked on everything I've tried it on. Obviously I don't have to tell you to choose a garment of low value first to try. I use the B&Q one. have you looked on the lakeland site?

CashmereHoodlum Wed 23-Jan-13 10:59:58

I have a pile of DC's clothing I am going to give to the charity shop but I can't get the iron-on name labels off! I've tried ironing over it with greaseproof paper like it says on the instructions but they are not budging. I might try to scribble over the name with a laundry marker but I don't think I should do that on white shirts!

I suppose I could just donate them with the labels on but I feel a bit funny about that. Most of the garments I have labelled in three places to avoid them going astray! At least I am reassured that the labels do stay on properly.

Has anyone ever successfully removed them, and if so how???

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