Updated August 25, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Iron-On Applique Patches

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in August of 2019. If you’re tired of your drab denim jacket or boring backpack, you can use an iron-on appliqué patch to quickly add some life to it. Unlike sew-on options, they don’t require you to have stitching skills, making them a great choice for everyone old enough to safely handle an iron. We've included styles to suit both children and adults, including retro and trendy selections. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best iron-on applique patch on Amazon.

10. LoveInUSA Angel Wings

9. Zea 55-Piece

8. EmbTao Viking Compass

7. Lan Stang Circle Monogram

6. Zoopolr Unicorn

5. Ximkee Shiny Star 10-pack

4. Emma’s Cherry Blossom

3. Simplicity Harry Potter

2. TKPatch Have a Nice Day

1. Asilda Life of Adventure

Special Honors

Cypress Collectibles World Flags You can wear your adventures on your backpack with these Cypress Collectibles World Flags. They're offered in just about any country you can think of, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, each for a price that won’t cut into your travel fund. flagpatch.com

Joyce Trimming Varsity Any jacket can be a letterman jacket with the Joyce Trimming Varsity. At 4.5 inches tall, they’re bound to attract attention, whether you add just one or a whole word. Plus, the font is crisp, clear, and traditional. joycetrim.com

Custom Patches by The/Studio If you have an idea for a design, but don’t want to actually embroider it yourself, you might consider Custom Patches by The/Studio. They’re made to high quality standards and ensure that the only limitation you face is your own imagination. thestudio.com

Editor's Notes

August 20, 2019:

We know that decorating with patches is a highly personalized endeavor, but we’ve looked for a wide range of iron-on choices that will suit all kinds of styles. We especially like the Asilda Adventure Set and the Zea 55-Piece for their variety, although of the two, the former is made to more rigorous quality standards. For something a little different, the EmbTao Viking Compass is a fun choice because it glows in the dark — but the design simply isn’t for everyone. For those who want to wear their fandom on their sleeve (or lapel or backpack), we like the Simplicity Harry Potter. Simplicity also offers choices for lovers of Star Wars and Mario Brothers. Finally, we decided to add the Emma’s Cherry Blossom. The slender branches of the design may peel away from the fabric, so you might consider grabbing a sewing kit and tacking these down with a couple of stitches.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 25, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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