Remove iron-on letters from fabric by layering a piece of wax paper over the letters and pressing them with an iron. This process requires a sheet of wax paper, an iron and an ironing board. Removing the letters should only take 5 to 10 seconds once the iron has heated.

  1. Heat the iron

    Turn the dial on the iron to medium heat. Anything hotter may scorch the fabric. Cooler temperatures are unable to release the glue holding the letters in place.

  2. Check the garment for heat tolerance

    Check the manufacturer's tag for care instructions. Some fabrics may not tolerate the heat of an iron. This method is not appropriate for fabrics that easily burn. Test the iron's heat by lightly pressing an inside seam.

  3. Place the wax paper over the letters

    Arrange a sheet of wax paper over the letters. Make sure to cover the entire surface of the letters with the wax paper since this will affect the final result.

  4. Iron the wax paper and letters

    Press the iron down on the wax paper, holding for 5 to 10 seconds.

  5. Peel off the wax paper and letters

    Gently raise a corner of the wax paper, slowly peeling it and the vinyl letters off the fabric. Repeat this process if any of the lettering remains.