If you wish to alter the design of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one easy way to do that is by using an embroidery patch. A number of people consider that an embroidery patch is utilized just to cover holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be a great way to accessorize an outfit and also to brighten up a vintage pillow�the list is as endless as your imagination.
To get started with making your patch you should begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you head out to find your supplies take your time and decide on the pattern and style 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 help make your supply buying easier. This step may also make certain you know just how your final design will look. Any changes that you might want to create in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not merely make use of a pattern in the design but could contain a mixture of words and patterns, words solely or patterns alone. You may also make your patch specific to a purpose. One example is in order to enliven a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can certainly have a design specific to that particular 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 on 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 need to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border on your design make certain that it is drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily in it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these steps it’s time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you use a rather higher thread count on the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost shop bought lending an expert look to it.
After 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. It is possible to tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another item of fabric on it and connect a pin on it or you can cut the extra seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be utilized.