When you want to change the appearance of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one easy way to do that is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many individuals believe that an embroidery patch is used merely to cover up holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches could be a great way to accessorize an outfit and also to spice up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start making your patch it’s important to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you set off to obtain your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color together with smaller details such as the stitches that you are probably going to be using will make your supply buying faster and easier. This will also make sure you will know exactly how your final design will look. Any changes that you’d like to create in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The best thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is you could not simply work with a pattern in the design but could contain a combination of words and patterns, words solely or patterns solely. You may as well make your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you desire to spice up a biker jacket or 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 in order that 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 wish to use a piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the style on paper you should trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design make sure that it is drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily upon it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you have completed these steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out making sure that you utilize a slightly higher thread count on the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost shop purchased lending a professional appearance to it.
Once 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 your cloth leaving some seam space. You can tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another section of fabric onto it and fix a pin to it or cut the extra seam and employ an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be utilized.