When you wish to improve the style of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one easy way to do that is to use an embroidery patch. Many people believe that an embroidery patch is commonly used merely to hide holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches can be quite a easy way to accessorize an outfit and also brighten up an old pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To begin with making your patch it’s important to begin by having all your supplies in place. But before you go to find your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color together with smaller details such as the stitches that you are gonna be using could make your supply buying less difficult. This step may also make sure that you know precisely how your final design will appear. Any changes that you would like to make in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The good thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not only use a pattern in the design but can contain a mix of words and patterns, words solely or patterns solely. You can also establish your patch specific to a purpose. For instance in order to spice up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can definitely use a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth that ought to be medium heavy so that it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on 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.
When you have transferred the design on paper you need to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border to your design make sure that it is drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you’ve completed these basic steps it’s about time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch inside out ensuring that you utilize a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost commercially made lending a professional appearance to it.
Once you have 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. You can actually tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric onto it and fasten a pin on it or you can cut the surplus seam and apply an iron on adhesive and also have it ready for use.