Steps to making a sew on patch

A sew on patch may be of great use when you wish to offer your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a new look while not having to spend much money. It is easy to go online and take a look at the wide array of patches which you can use readily. You’ll be astonished at the variability that exist whenever you go online. Whether it’s a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely get one or get one customized for your requirement.

Even though you can usually get these patches online and also at your embroidery store what is more fun will be to make it yourself. You can actually pick a design dogpatches or even get creative and make your individual design based on the purpose of your patch. For instance should you wish to create a number of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you can make mini patterns of the toys that he / she likes. You may also make patches with themes to be put together to appear almost like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it requires.

To start with making your sew on patch, have the design ready on paper in more detail. Draw out the stitches that you’ll be using and fill out the drawing with all the colors that you would like to work with on the patch to get a clear idea of your vision. Now use a tracing paper and trace out this complete pattern on the cloth you will be using. Once that is done fix some backing paper on the back of the design to make certain that the pattern carries a smooth and uniform finish. Fasten a hoop to the pattern after being sure that the pattern is in the middle of the hoop and get to work embroidering.

Use a higher density of thread when making borders in your patch as that can make your patch look as if it’s sitting inside a frame. Then get to embroider the remainder patch. Once you have completed embroidering cut down the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will probably be used while you’re sewing the patch in place.

Now that your sew on patch is prepared, all that you should do is get ready with a needle and thread or maybe a sewing machine to stitch the patch into position. The first step to get this done is to secure the patch in position with pins in order that it doesn’t shift while you are sewing it on. Now thread your needle choosing a thread of the color of the patch. You can also use a contrasting color thread depending on the form of look you would like to give your patch. Now sew all along the perimeter of the patch using small straight stitches. Try to keep your handiwork as neat as possible to give an established look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in place and cut-off the excess thread and you’re done sewing on your patch!