When you want to alter 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 believe that an embroidery patch is commonly used just to hide holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a good way to accessorize an outfit and also brighten up a vintage pillow�the list is as endless as your imagination.
To begin making your patch you will have to begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you set off to obtain your supplies spend some time and choose the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are going to be using will help make your supply buying less difficult. This step may also make sure that you will know how your final design will be. Any changes you want to produce in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The nice thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not merely use a pattern in the design but could have a mix of words and patterns, words solely or patterns only. You could also create your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you wish to liven up a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you could use a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy in order that it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not wish to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the design on paper you need to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design make certain that it is drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you’ve completed these steps it is time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch inside out making sure that you use a somewhat higher thread count on the border. This will make your patch look almost shop purchased lending a professional appearance to it.
When you’ve completed making your embroidery patch remove it carefully from the hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from the cloth leaving some seam space. It is possible to tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric on it and fix a pin with it or cut any additional seam and apply an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be used.