If you would like to modify 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. A number of people think that an embroidery patch is used just to hide holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be a good way to accessorize an outfit and also to spice up a well used pillow�the list can be as endless as the imagination.
To start making your patch you will have to begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you go to have your supplies take a moment and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color along with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are probably going to be using will help make your supply buying less difficult. This may also make sure that you will be aware just how your final design will look. Any changes that you might want to produce in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The good thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not just work with a pattern in the design but can use a combination of words and patterns, words solely or patterns alone. You may also establish your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you desire to enliven a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can definitely use a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy in order that it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not want to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the style on paper you must trace it to the cloth. If you want a border for your design be certain that it’s drawn slightly thick to enable you to embroider easily onto it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern being sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Having an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you’ve completed these steps it’s about time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you use a rather higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost commercially made lending a professional look to it.
When you have completed making your embroidery patch remove it carefully from the 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 at the back of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric onto it and attach a pin with it or you can cut the excess seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and also have it ready for usage.