If you’d like to change the look of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many individuals feel that an embroidery patch is utilized only to conceal holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a easy way to accessorize an outfit and also to liven up a vintage pillow�the list can be as endless as the imagination.
To begin making your patch it is important to begin by having your entire supplies in place. But before you set off to have your supplies spend some time and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you would like in full color in conjunction with smaller details such as the stitches that you are gonna be using will help make your supply buying much easier. This step will also make sure that you will know how your final design will look. Any changes that you’d like to make in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The advantage of making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not merely work with a pattern in the design but could use a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. You could also create your patch specific to a purpose. For instance if you’d like to enliven a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you could 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 of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you don’t want to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the design on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border to your design be sure that it is drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily in it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you’ve completed these basic steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front ensuring that you use a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This will make your patch look almost store bought lending a competent look to it.
When 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 your cloth leaving some seam space. It is possible to tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another item of fabric on it and attach a pin to it or you can cut the excess seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be utilized.