If you want to change the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. Many individuals think that an embroidery patch is commonly used just to cover up holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be a good way to accessorize an outfit as well as to liven up a vintage pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To get started with making your patch you must begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you head out to have your supplies take a moment and decide on the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color together with smaller details such as the stitches that you are gonna be using will help make your supply buying faster and easier. This step may also make sure you will be aware precisely how your final design will look. Any changes that you’d like to make in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not just use a pattern in the design but can contain a mix of words and patterns, words solely or patterns solely. It’s also possible to establish your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you’d like to liven up a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you can certainly use a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not want to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the style on paper you need to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border on your design be certain that it is drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily upon it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these basic steps it’s time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out ensuring that you make use of a rather higher thread count on the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost shop bought lending a professional look to it.
When you’ve completed making your embroidery patch take it off 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 section of fabric on it and attach a pin to it or cut the surplus seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and get it ready for usage.