When you want to alter the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one easy way to do that is by using an embroidery patch. A lot of people think that an embroidery patch is utilized merely to cover holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches can be quite a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit and also brighten up a well used pillow�the list is as endless as the imagination.
To start with making your patch it’s important to begin by having your entire supplies in place. But before you head out to obtain your supplies take your time and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color in conjunction with smaller details like the stitches that you are going to be using could make your supply buying a lot easier. This step will also make sure you can assertain exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes that you would like to produce in the design and pattern are best made now.
The nice thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you may not just make use of a pattern in the design but can contain a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. You may also create your patch specific to a purpose. For instance if you’d like to enliven a biker jacket or a garden club bag then you can have a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth which should 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 do not wish to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you’ve transferred the design on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design be sure that it’s drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these steps it’s about time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you utilize a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost store bought lending a professional overall look to it.
Once you have completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. You could tuck the seam in the back of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric upon it and fix a pin with it or you can cut the extra seam and apply an iron on adhesive and get it ready for use.