If you’d like to change the look of a garment, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. Many people think that an embroidery patch is used only to hide holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a great way to accessorize an outfit as well as to spice up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start making your patch you will need to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you go to obtain your supplies spend some time and choose the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you want in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are gonna be using will make your supply buying easier. This will also make sure that you will be aware precisely how your final design will look. Any changes that you would like to produce in the design and pattern are best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not just make use of a pattern in the design but can use a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You could also create your patch specific to a purpose. For example if you want to spice up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can certainly have a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy in order that it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not wish to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the design on paper you should trace it to the cloth. If you want a border for your design make sure that it’s drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these basic steps it’s about time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out ensuring that you use a slightly higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost store bought lending a professional overall look to it.
Once you’ve completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. You can tuck the seam in the back of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric on it and fix a pin with it or you can cut any additional seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and have it ready for usage.