When you’d like to alter the appearance of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one good way to make that happen is to use an embroidery patch. Many individuals believe that an embroidery patch is commonly used merely to hide holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a good way to accessorize an outfit as well as to spice up an old pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start with making your patch you must start by having your entire supplies in place. But before you go to find your supplies take time and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are gonna be using will help make your supply buying a lot easier. This step will also make sure that you will know how your final design will look. Any changes that you would like to create in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch yourself is that you could not just work with a pattern in the design but could have a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You may also design your patch specific to a purpose. One example is in order to spice up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can use a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so that it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not wish to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the design on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design make sure that it is drawn slightly thick to enable you to embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of the drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you have completed these steps it’s about time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch back to front ensuring that you use a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost commercially made lending an expert overall look to it.
Once 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 in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric onto it and connect a pin with it or cut the extra seam and employ an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be utilized.