Simple way to create an embroidery patch

by admin on 2018/01/26

If you would like to modify the look of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to make that happen is to utilize an embroidery patch. A lot of people feel that an embroidery patch is commonly used merely to conceal holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a great way to accessorize an outfit and to brighten up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.

To get started with making your patch you must begin by having your entire supplies in place. But before you set off to find your supplies take your time and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color along with smaller details like the stitches that you are likely to be using will make your supply buying a lot easier. This step may also ensure that you will know exactly how your final design will be. Any changes that you might want to create in the design and pattern might be best made now.

The benefit of making an embroidery patch on your own is that you may not simply use a pattern in the design but can use a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns only. You can also establish your patch specific with a purpose. One example is if you’d like to brighten up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you could 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 don’t desire to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.

Once you have transferred the design on paper you need to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border for your design be sure that it’s drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of your hoop. Utilizing 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 inside out being sure that you make use of a slightly higher thread count on the border. This may make your patch look almost commercially made lending a competent overall look to it.

After you’ve 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 at the rear of the patch, glue on another item of fabric into it and connect a pin into it or cut any additional seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be used.

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