If you’d like to modify the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one easy way to achieve that is by using an embroidery patch. A number of people consider that an embroidery patch is commonly used merely to cover holes that come up in garments. But these patches could be a easy way to accessorize an outfit and also spice up a vintage pillow�the list can be as endless as your imagination.
To begin making your patch it is important to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you set off to find your supplies take a moment and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you want in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are probably going to be using will make your supply buying less difficult. This step will also make certain you know how your final design will look. Any changes you want to produce in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The best thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not just make use of a pattern in the design but can have a mixture of words and patterns, words solely or patterns only. It’s also possible to create your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you wish to spice up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can definitely have a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not wish to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
After 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’s drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of your drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Having an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you’ve completed these basic steps it’s about time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch inside out making sure that you make use of a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost shop bought lending a professional appearance to it.
When 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 your cloth leaving some seam space. You can actually tuck the seam at the rear of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric on it and fasten a pin into it or cut the excess seam and use an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be used.