If you want to alter the design of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to make that happen is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many individuals believe that an embroidery patch is commonly used merely to hide holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a great way to accessorize an outfit as well as to brighten up an old pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To begin making your patch it’s important to start by having all your supplies in place. But before you head out to obtain your supplies take a moment and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you would like in full color along with smaller details such as the stitches that you are likely to be using will help make your supply buying much easier. This step may also make certain you will be aware exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes that you want to produce in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The nice thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not merely use a pattern in the design but can have a combination of words and patterns, words alone or patterns only. It’s also possible to create your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you desire to enliven a biker jacket or maybe 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 in order that it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not want to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the style on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design make sure that it is drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring 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.
After you have completed these basic steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front being sure that you use a rather higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost commercially made lending a qualified appearance to it.
Once you have 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 can actually tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric on it and fasten a pin to it or cut the extra seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and get it ready for usage.