To apply the nameplate, you will need the following:
- Sewing machine
- White or light-colored t-shirt or similar cloth
- Pick one – iron, pins, or temporary spray glue made for fabric.
- Polyester thread, to match the color of the nameplate. We recommend Gutermann 100% polyester thread.
Note: You can choose to apply your nameplate in any manner, but it will ultimately need to be sewn on unless you add a permanent adhesive. The nameplate has a light glue backing applied for a temporary hold while you sew. You can either use the glue that is applied for a temporary bond while you sew, or you can use a spray glue to perform the same function, or you can pin it in place.
You have 3 options for temporary affixing your nameplate prior to sewing.
- Spray the back of the nameplate moderately liberally. Be sure to hit the corners and edges really well, and get a good amount right in the middle of the nameplate. Let it sit for about 15 to 20 seconds after spraying.
- Pick up your nameplate by the edges and place it right where you want it on your jersey. Press it with the heel of your hand and “push” the glue into the jersey to help tack it down well.
- Head to your sewing machine!
On your sewing machine, if you can set a zig-zag stitch, set it to about 16 to 20 stitches per inch with about a 3/16 to 1/4 inch width. Stitch around the plate! If you pinned it, don’t stick yourself. If your machine cannot zig-zag, set it to a straight stitch, at about 8 to 10 stitches per inch. Stitch it down about 1/8 inch in from the edge of the plate all the way around.