When you wish to improve the style of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one good way to make that happen is by using an embroidery patch. A lot of people feel that an embroidery patch is used just to conceal holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a good way to accessorize an outfit as well as to spice up a well used pillow�the list can be as endless as your imagination.
To begin making your patch you will need to start by having all your supplies in place. But before you set off to get your supplies take your time and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you want in full color along with smaller details such as the stitches that you are going to be using will make your supply buying faster and easier. This step may also make sure you can assertain precisely how your final design will be. Any changes that you would like to produce in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The advantage of making an embroidery patch on your own is you could not simply use a pattern in the design but can contain a mixture of words and patterns, words solely or patterns solely. You may also design your patch specific with a purpose. For example if you wish to liven up a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you can have a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that ought to be medium heavy so that it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of 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.
Once you’ve transferred the design on paper you should trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design ensure that it’s drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Having an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you have completed these basic steps it’s time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch inside out making sure that you make use of a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This will make your patch look almost store bought lending a qualified appearance 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 the cloth leaving some seam space. You can tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric onto it and connect a pin to it or cut the excess seam and employ an iron on adhesive and have it ready for use.