If you’d like to change the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many people consider that an embroidery patch is utilized just to cover up holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit as well as to brighten up a well used pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start with making your patch you need to start by having all your supplies in place. But before you go to find your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color along with smaller details such as the stitches that you are gonna be using will help make your supply buying much easier. This will also ensure that you will know how your final design will be. Any changes that you want to make in the design and pattern are best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch on your own is that you may not just work with a pattern in the design but could contain a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You may also create your patch specific to a purpose. For instance if you wish to enliven a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can use a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so that it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you don’t desire to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the design on paper you must trace it to the cloth. If you want a border for your design be certain that it’s drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily onto it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of the drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls within 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.
When you’ve completed these steps it’s time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you make use of a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost commercially made lending an expert look to it.
After you’ve 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 at the back of the patch, glue on another item of fabric onto it and attach a pin into it or you can cut the surplus seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be utilized.