When you’d like to modify the appearance of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. A lot of people feel that an embroidery patch is commonly used only to conceal holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be a good way to accessorize an outfit and to brighten up an old pillow�the list can be as endless as your imagination.
To begin making your patch it is important to begin by having all your supplies in place. But before you set off to get your supplies take a moment and choose the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are going to be using will help make your supply buying much easier. This step will also make sure you will be aware how your final design will look. Any changes that you’d like to create in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The benefit of making an embroidery patch on your own is you could not simply use a pattern in the design but could have a mix of words and patterns, words solely or patterns alone. It’s also possible to create your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you want to enliven a biker jacket or a garden club bag then you can definitely have a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not desire to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the style on paper you should trace it to the cloth. If you want a border to your design be certain that it is drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you’ve completed these steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you use a rather higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost shop purchased lending a professional appearance to it.
When you have 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 section of fabric into it and fix a pin to it or you can cut the excess seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and have it ready for usage.