If you want to change the style of a garment, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one easy way to make that happen is to use an embroidery patch. A lot of people believe that an embroidery patch is utilized just to hide holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches can be quite a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit as well as to liven up a classic pillow�the list can be as endless as your imagination.
To start with making your patch you will need to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you set off to find your supplies take a moment and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color in conjunction with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are going to be using could make your supply buying much easier. This step will also make sure that you will know exactly how your final design will be. Any changes that you might want to produce in the design and pattern are best made now.
The best thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is you could not simply make use of a pattern in the design but can use a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You may also create your patch specific with a purpose. For example in order to liven up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can have a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so 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 don’t wish to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
After you have transferred the design on paper you must trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design be sure that it is drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these steps it’s time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you use a slightly higher thread count on the border. This may make your patch look almost commercially made lending a professional overall look to it.
Once you’ve completed making your embroidery patch remove it carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. You can actually tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another section of fabric onto it and connect a pin to it or cut the surplus seam and apply an iron on adhesive and get it ready for use.