When you wish to improve the appearance of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one good way to do that is to utilize an embroidery patch. A lot of people think that an embroidery patch is used only to cover up holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be a great way to accessorize an outfit as well as to brighten up a vintage pillow�the list can be as endless as the imagination.
To begin making your patch you will need to begin by having all your supplies in place. But before you go to get your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color along with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are probably going to be using will help make your supply buying easier. This will also ensure that you will be aware how your final design will look. Any changes that you want to create in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The nice thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is you could not simply use a pattern in the design but could use a mix of words and patterns, words solely or patterns solely. It’s also possible to make your patch specific with a purpose. One example is in order to liven up a biker jacket or a garden club bag then you could have a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so that 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 desire to use a piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the style on paper you must trace it to the cloth. If you want a border on your design make certain that it’s drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern being sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you have completed these steps it’s about time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch inside out ensuring that you use a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This will make your patch look almost shop bought lending a qualified look to it.
When 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 the cloth leaving some seam space. You could tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric onto it and connect a pin to it or you can cut the extra seam and use an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be utilized.