If you would like to change the style of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one easy way to achieve that is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many individuals believe that an embroidery patch is commonly used only to conceal holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches can be quite a good way to accessorize an outfit and to spice up a well used pillow�the list can be as endless as the imagination.
To start making your patch it’s important to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you head out to find your supplies take your time and choose the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color together with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are probably going to be using will help make your supply buying less difficult. This step will also make sure that you will know exactly 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 yourself is you could not merely work with a pattern in the design but can have a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. It’s also possible to create your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you want to enliven a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can definitely have a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not desire to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
After you have transferred the design on paper you need to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design ensure that it is drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Having an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you’ve completed these basic steps it’s time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front being sure that you make use of a slightly higher thread count on the border. This will make your patch look almost store bought lending an expert appearance to it.
When you have 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 tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric upon it and fix a pin to it or you can cut the surplus seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and also have it ready for usage.