If you want to improve the look of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one good way to make it happen is to use an embroidery patch. Many people believe that an embroidery patch is utilized just to cover holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a easy way to accessorize an outfit and to liven up an old pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To begin making your patch you need to begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you go to get your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color together with smaller details such as the stitches that you are likely to be using could make your supply buying less difficult. This may also make sure you will know just how your final design will appear. Any changes that you might want to create in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not merely use a pattern in the design but can have a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You may also establish your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you want to brighten up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you could use a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so 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 device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the style on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design make certain that it is drawn slightly thick to enable you to embroider easily onto it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you make use of a slightly higher thread count on the border. This will probably make your patch look almost commercially made lending a professional appearance to it.
After 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 the cloth leaving some seam space. You can actually tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric into it and fix a pin to it or you can cut the surplus seam and apply an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be used.