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Can I iron-on transfers on polyester?

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AnnieAreYouOkAreYouOkAnnie Wed 13-Aug-08 09:40:12

I know very little about ironing, or fabrics, but will dig out the iron if necessary!! I was just wondering if you can use a really hot iron on 100% polyester (football shirt).
The transfer says you can use them on cotton/cotton mix t-shirts.


littlelapin Wed 13-Aug-08 09:44:16

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AMumInScotland Wed 13-Aug-08 09:46:20

No - at best it will go all shrivelled and crinkly, at worst it will melt or catch fire!

SoupDragon Wed 13-Aug-08 09:47:25

Hmmmm.... I would say not (lie Lapin did) but I wonder if you can do it by putting a cotton sheet over the top of the shirt and transfer and ironing that. My gut feeling is that it still wouldn't work given the instructions say it's for cotton/cotton mix.

AnnieAreYouOkAreYouOkAnnie Wed 13-Aug-08 09:55:37

oh blimey!! Thanks all, I will have to think of something else then!!

SoupDragon Wed 13-Aug-08 11:47:21

What did you want to achieve?

AnnieAreYouOkAreYouOkAnnie Wed 13-Aug-08 13:46:27

SoupD, I have two football kits (100%polyester) and DH wants a spiderman face on the back, where there would usually be a number/name.

(Glass of wine to whoever guesses the team!)

littlelapin Wed 13-Aug-08 13:53:57

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AnnieAreYouOkAreYouOkAnnie Wed 13-Aug-08 14:00:42

Lapin, I'm as good as sewing as I am at ironing, but yes, I will try and find one that can be sewn rather than ironed. Thanks.

SoupDragon Wed 13-Aug-08 18:12:17

Make your DH do it

SoupDragon Wed 13-Aug-08 18:13:37

Having said that, given that it is possible to have names etc put on the back of football shirts, could you find out how they do it? I know my parents had some footballer's name or other put on the back of a shirt for my nephew in a sports store.

AnnieAreYouOkAreYouOkAnnie Wed 13-Aug-08 20:00:09

Soup I had thought of that, but was trying to do it on the cheap...I'll just find a different transfer somewhere. Thanks.
Or do it in a sports store after all probably!

SoupDragon Wed 13-Aug-08 22:23:06

I wasn't particularly suggesting you get them to do it, just find out how they do.

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