FabPatch instructions for use

Although the use of FabPatch is very easy anytime, anywhere, remember a few things:

FabPatch Instructions for use

1. Peel the fabric from the liner and do not take the liner off completely.

2. Place the uncovered area to te desiderd place and then gently pull away the rest of the liner. Do not touch the adhesive! The grease on the fingertips will prevent the patch form attaching correctly.

3. If the hole is large, place another FabPatch or a small piece of fabric on the other side. If the hole is small you can pinch it together.

4. Rub the patch firmly with a blunt object for 1-2 minutes.

5. You are ready to go! See also the instruction video here.

  • Properly attached, FabPatch withstands washing in most textiles. However, allow the adhesive to set for at least 3 days before the first wash. The longer you wait before the first wash, the stronger the FabPatch will adhere.
  • You can wash the textile in 40 degrees and dry it in a dryermachine. Do not use dry cleaning or laundry detergents containing softeners. Avoid using gall soap, laundry vinegar, and washing new textiles in the same load, as they may cause the patch to come off.
  • Remember to match the FabPatch and garment care instructions!
To be noted
  • FabPatch is not recommended for textiles worn by children under 3 years of age due to their small size.
  • FabPatch adheres best to older textiles that have been washed multiple times.
  • Old collection Basic FabPatches are made of non-elastic cotton and are most suitable for non-stretch textiles. Although Basics are currently not in production, they are still available for purchase from some retailers. Previous production patches also included elastic organic cotton, which is slightly more sensitive to chemicals than regular cotton but provides better flexibility, especially in areas like knees.
  • FabPatches made from stretchy recycled polyester are versatile and suitable for various indoor clothing items.
  • Reflective FabPatches are made from reflective fabric, but they are not certified as reflectors.
  • Chemicals present in clothing and laundry detergents, such as softeners, can affect the durability of FabPatch. Clothing contains a variety of chemicals, each affecting the fabric in different ways. However, the company strives to make fabric patches as environmentally friendly as possible.
  • Slight fraying at the edges is a characteristic feature of the product.
  • The product has a characteristic odor that is harmless and dissipates within a few hours.
  • FabPatches cannot be reattached. However, any possibly detached edges can be pressed, ironed, and dried in a dryer after washing.
  • A small fold in the corner or edge of the FabPatch helps in separating it from the backing paper.
  • In a hurry? Place the patch on the garment, press with your hand, and you're good to go! Remember to finalize and rub-on the attachment by the next day at the latest!
  • If desired, you can cut the FabPatch to a suitable size and shape. Avoid sharp corners and leave enough adhesive surface. Note that cutting may slightly reduce wash resistance.
  • To remove the FabPatch, gently pull it away. Any residual adhesive can usually be removed with warm water and soap. Please be aware that removing the FabPatch may leave marks on more delicate textiles.
  • If the edges fray after washing, you can trim them, sew them, replace the patch, or let them be!
  • Store unused FabPatches in an airtight bag.
  • FabPatch: Textile or energy waste
  • Packaging: Cardboard recycling
  • Bag: Reuse, energy waste
  • Backing paper: Energy waste