How to Iron the Letters Coming Off a Football Jersey

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How to Iron the Letters Coming Off a Football Jersey

Whether it's on favourite player's replica or on a real one that sees a lot of time on the gridiron, the iron-on lettering on a football jersey will begin to peel up after many washings. Instead of peeling the letters off completely or wearing a ratty-looking jersey, you can use hem tape to reattach the letters. Hem tape, also known as fusible webbing, is available at most fabric stores. It is a no-sew way to fix many pieces of fabric.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Hem tape
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Towel

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  1. 1

    Cut a piece of hem tape large enough to fit exactly under the letter that is peeling up. None should be sticking out from under the letter.

  2. 2

    Place a thin towel over the letter you are fixing. A pillowcase also works.

  3. 3

    Iron over the area on medium-high heat, moving the iron constantly, for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  4. 4

    Remove the towel and check to see that the letter is firmly attached. If not, iron for an additional 30 seconds.

  5. 5

    Repeat for each letter that is beginning to peel up. Wash as usual.

Tips and warnings

  • Some brands of fusible webbing come in sheets.
  • Do not iron directly on the letters or you might melt them.

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