If you wish to change the appearance of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to make that happen is to use an embroidery patch. Many people think that an embroidery patch is commonly used only to conceal holes that come up in garments. But these patches could be a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit and to spice up a well used pillow�the list is as endless as the imagination.
To start with making your patch it is important to start by having your entire supplies in place. But before you set off to have your supplies take your time and choose the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color together with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are gonna be using could make your supply buying easier. This step may also make sure you will know just how your final design will look. Any changes you want to create in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The nice thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not simply work with a pattern in the design but can contain a combination of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You could also make your patch specific to a purpose. For example if you wish to enliven a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you could have a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which 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 should you not want to use a piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the design on paper you should trace it to the cloth. If you want a border for your design make sure that it’s drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily in it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Employing 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 basic steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out making sure that you use a slightly higher thread count around the border. This will make your patch look almost shop purchased lending an expert look 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 the cloth leaving some seam space. You could tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another item of fabric on it and attach a pin into it or you can cut the extra seam and employ an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be utilized.