When you want to modify the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one easy way to make it happen is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many people consider that an embroidery patch is utilized only to conceal holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a good way to accessorize an outfit and also brighten up a classic pillow�the list is as endless as your imagination.
To begin making your patch you will need to start by having your entire supplies in place. But before you set off to obtain your supplies take your time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you would like in full color along with smaller details like the stitches that you are probably going to be using will help make your supply buying faster and easier. This may also ensure that you will be aware how your final design will be. Any changes you want to make in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The best thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not merely use a pattern in the design but can contain a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You could also create your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you desire to enliven a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you can use a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you don’t want to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the design on paper you need to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border for your design make certain that it’s drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily upon it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these steps it’s time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front being sure that you make use of a slightly higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost shop bought lending an expert overall look to it.
After 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 at the rear of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric onto it and connect a pin with it or you can cut the excess seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be used.