If you’d like to improve the style of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one good way to make it happen is to use an embroidery patch. Many individuals think that an embroidery patch is commonly used only to cover up holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches could be a easy way to accessorize an outfit and also brighten up a classic pillow¦the list can be as endless as your imagination.
To get started on making your patch you should begin by having your entire supplies in place. But before you set off to find your supplies take time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design dogtransfer that you like in full color in conjunction with smaller details such as the stitches that you are going to be using will make your supply buying less difficult. This step may also make sure that you will know exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes that you want to make in the design and pattern are best made now.
The advantage of making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not just use a pattern in the design but can have a mix of words and patterns, words solely or patterns alone. It’s also possible to create your patch specific with a purpose. One example is if you want to enliven a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you can certainly use a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy in order that it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not want to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
After you have transferred the style on paper you should trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design be sure that it is drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of your 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 is time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you make use of a somewhat higher thread count on the border. This will probably make your patch look almost purchased lending a professional overall look to it.
Once you’ve completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from the cloth leaving some seam space. It is possible to tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric on it and fix a pin with it or cut any additional seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and also have it ready for use.