Steps to create a sew on patch

A sew on patch is usually of great use when you want to give your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a different look and not having to spend much money. It’s easy to go online and have a look at the wide range of patches that you can use readily. You’ll be surprised at the variety available whenever you go online. Be it a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely acquire one or acquire one customized to your requirement.

Even though you are able to get these patches on the internet and also at your embroidery store what’s more fun would be to construct it yourself. You could choose a design or even get creative and make your personal design based on the function of your patch. For example if you want to produce a variety of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you can create mini patterns of the toys that he / she likes. You may also make patches with themes to be assembled to appear almost like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it will take.

To start making your sew on patch, get the design ready on paper in depth. Draw out the stitches you will be using and fill in the drawing with the colors that you would like to make use of on the patch to get a clear idea of your vision. Now use a tracing paper and trace out this complete pattern on the cloth you will be using. Once that is done fix some backing paper on the back of the design to be sure that the pattern carries a smooth and uniform finish. Fasten a hoop about the pattern after making sure that the pattern is in the middle of the hoop and get to work embroidering.

Use a higher density of thread when generating borders within your patch as that will make your patch look as if it is sitting inside of a frame. Then get to embroider the remainder of the patch. Once you have completed embroidering cut down the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will probably be used when you’re sewing the patch in place.

Now that your sew on patch is prepared, all you need to do is be ready with a needle and thread or a sewing machine to sew the patch in position. The initial step to get this done is to secure the patch into position with pins so it doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now thread your needle choosing a thread of the color of the patch. You may even use a contrasting color thread with respect to the variety of look you wish to give your patch. Now sew all along the perimeter of the patch using small straight stitches. Keep your handiwork as neat as possible to grant an expert look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in place and take off any additional thread and you are therefore done sewing in your patch!