Top positive review
Great patch if you apply it properly
14 June 2018
Great stuff. This took only a couple of minutes to fix a rip in an expensive pair of walking trousers. Easy to cut, position and iron on. So far it has stayed put following a standard wash without having to sew around the edges of the patch.
After using these types of patches before, I wonder if a few of the negative reviews and patch failures were down to not being careful enough when applying and fixing in place. It is vital that you use a really hot iron which can be a problem if your original fabric cannot take a lot of heat. Also worth switching off your steam function on your iron and keep it dry heat. You will need to apply a reasonable amount of pressure and enough time to really heat and melt the glue to bond fully - particularly the edges. Try picking the corners a little and if there is any play, re-apply more heat and pressure until completely joined. Also, make sure you make the patch large enough so that the edges are bonding to stable fabric all the way round, rather than a frayed part that could work loose or continue to rip.
I have only washed these once but stayed firm so far.