If you’d like to improve the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. Many individuals consider that an embroidery patch is commonly used merely to conceal holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches could be a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit and also brighten up a well used pillow�the list is as endless as your imagination.
To start making your patch you must start by having all your supplies in place. But before you head out to get your supplies take your time and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color in conjunction with smaller details such as the stitches that you are gonna be using will make your supply buying a lot easier. This may also make sure that you will know how your final design will look. Any changes you want to produce in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not simply make use of a pattern in the design but can use a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. It’s also possible to design your patch specific with a purpose. For example in order to brighten up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can definitely use a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so it can support 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 piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you’ve transferred the design on paper you must trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design ensure that it’s drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily onto it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing and fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern being sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of your hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you’ve completed these basic steps it’s about time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out making sure that you use a slightly higher thread count on the border. This will probably make your patch look almost shop purchased lending a qualified overall look to it.
When you have completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. You can tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric upon it and fix a pin on it or cut the surplus seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be used.