Simple approach to make an embroidery patch

If you'd like to modify the look of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to achieve that is to utilize an embroidery patch. A lot of people feel that an embroidery patch is utilized merely to hide holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches could be a good way to accessorize an outfit also to liven up a well used pillow¦the list is as endless as the imagination.

To start making your patch you will need to start by having your entire supplies in place. But before you set off to have your supplies take a moment and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color together with smaller details such as the stitches that you are probably going to be using could make your supply buying much easier. This may also ensure that you will be aware exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes that you'd like to create in the design and pattern are best made now.

The nice thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not simply make use of a pattern in the design but can use a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You may also create your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you wish to liven up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can certainly have a design specific to that particular purpose.

The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that ought to be medium heavy in order that it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not wish to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.

When you have transferred the design on paper you must trace it on the cloth. If you want a border to your design make certain that it's drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily onto it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn't look loopy and loose.

When you've completed these steps it's time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you use a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost shop bought lending an expert appearance to it.

Once you've completed making your embroidery patch remove it carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. You can tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another section of fabric onto it and fix a pin to it or you can cut the excess seam and employ an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be used.