If you would like to change the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one easy way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. A lot of people feel that an embroidery patch is utilized merely to cover up holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be a easy way to accessorize an outfit as well as to liven up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To get started with making your patch you will have to begin by having all your supplies in place. But before you head out to have your supplies take time and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color in conjunction with smaller details such as the stitches that you are likely to be using will make your supply buying less difficult. This may also make sure you will be aware just how your final design will be. Any changes that you would like to produce in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The benefit of making an embroidery patch on your own is you could not merely use a pattern in the design but can have a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. You may also create your patch specific with a purpose. One example is if you wish to spice up a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you can definitely have a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not want to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
After you have transferred the design on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design be certain that it is drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily upon it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of your hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you have completed these steps it’s time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front being sure that you utilize a slightly higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost store bought lending a professional look to it.
After 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. You could tuck the seam in the back of the patch, glue on another section of fabric on it and attach a pin with it or you can cut the surplus seam and use an iron on adhesive and get it ready for use.