I picked up an iron-on patch on my recent trip to America, it found it really easy to use.
The NASA t-shirt is super ‘in’ right now. But I didn’t feel I could buy one without having visited something NASA related. Like wearing a band t-shirt because it makes you look rock ‘n’ roll but you’ve never listened to the music. I’m not planning on joining NASA anytime soon, but I have now visited the Smithsonian Air and Space museums in Washington DC and Virginia. It was the Virginia one that I bought this $6 iron-on patch from. Back in the UK I bought a t-shirt from H and M for £3.99.
I tried the t-shirt on first to eye-ball where I wanted the iron-on patch. Then I laid it out flat and placed down the patch. I placed a piece of cotton fabric over the top (you could use a pillow case). Then put my iron on the hottest setting and placed it down over the patch for about 45 seconds.
Don’t use steam, and don’t move it back and forth! Then I turned the t-shirt inside out and did the same thing again. And that’s it! Pretty simple, and it’s stuck fast as people said in the 1840’s. I feel like this post has had a lot of anachronistic slang… This cost me less than £10 to make, I’ve seen them online for as little as £15 but a lot that were over £30. So I feel I’ve got a pretty good deal, and it’s a wearable souvenir of my trip.