Steps to make a sew on patch

A sew on patch is usually of great use when you’d like to give your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a fresh look and not having to spend much money. It’s easy to use the internet and check out the wide array of patches that you can use readily You’ll be amazed at the variety available if you search online. Be it a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely purchase one or get one customized to your requirement.

Even though you could get these patches online and also at your embroidery store what’s more fun would be to make it yourself. You can opt for a design or maybe even get creative and make your personal design depending on the goal of your patch. For instance if you wish to make a variety of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you may create mini patterns of the toys that he or she likes. You may also make patches with themes to be assembled to appear just like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it will take.

To start with making your sew on patch, have the design ready on paper in great detail. Draw out the stitches that you will be using and fill out the drawing using the colors that you want to work with on the patch to get a clear concept 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. Attach a hoop to the pattern after being sure that the pattern is in the centre of the hoop and get to work embroidering.

Utilize a higher density of thread when making borders in your patch as that will make your patch look like it’s sitting within a frame. Then get to embroider the remainder of the patch. After getting completed embroidering cut out the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will probably be used when you’re sewing the patch into position.

Now that your sew on patch is prepared, all you have to do is get ready with a needle and thread or perhaps a sewing machine to sew the patch into position. The initial step to get this done is to secure the patch into position with pins so that it doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now thread your needle picking a thread of the hue of the patch. You may also work with a contrasting color thread depending upon the form of look you would like to give your patch. Now sew all along the perimeter of the patch using small straight stitches. Try to keep your handiwork as neat as you possibly can to grant a reliable look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in position and take off the excess thread and you’re done sewing in your patch!