There was a time when embroidered iron on patches were used to generally cover up holes that might have occurred over a dress. However with a bit of flexibility and imagination you can work with this patch and put an element of spunk and style to any garment which you decide on. It’s not simply clothes where you can use these patches but these embroidered iron on patches can be used to spice up bags, shoes, pillows, furniture, hat’s�the list can be endless as your imagination.
If you want to come up with customized patches perhaps you can very easily build-it-yourself. You could get most of the supplies that you will need very easily at stores where you could obtain predesigned patches. The most significant advantage of utilizing an iron on patch is you can spend all the time you need to in making them but have to spend a short amount of time attaching them.
You will need to have your supplies set up before you start creating your patch. But before you obtain your materials think of the design of the patch that you want to produce. Once you’ve the pattern made to size you must sketch or trace precisely the same to the cloth. Ensure that you don’t embroider the design onto the cloth without having the hoop in order that the completed pattern comes out flat. Now put a tear away backing sheet on the wrong side of the patch and fix the embroidery ring in place in order for the design is tight. It’s also possible to apply certain backing spray to fix your backing paper in place.
You can now start embroidering your iron on patch. Ensure that your thread is not longer than two feet at some point so that you can embroider easily and don’t have to work with useless tangles and knots. Now embroider along the design making sure that you start out each length of the thread from the back of the pattern so that the knots or extra lengths don’t show up in front of the pattern.
After you have accomplished embroidering your patch take it out of the hoop and remove the backing paper by tearing it off gently. Take a little iron on adhesive paper and cut it towards the very same size of your patch. Now put your patch face-down on an ironing board and place the iron on sticky patch glue side down on your patch. Get a clean piece of cloth or paper towel over the sheet. Set your iron on the low configuration and iron the adhesive onto the patch. You can even use the silk setting on your iron. The paper towel or rag will ensure that none of the glue gets stuck in your iron.
Your embroidered iron on patches will be set to make use of as soon as you accomplish this step. Now all you need to do is peel the paper backing the adhesive at the rear of the patch, place it where you wish to put it and iron it securely in position. Iron the textile inside out in order for the adhesive gets properly activated and will keep the patch in place.