When you wish to alter the style of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to utilize an embroidery patch. A number of people consider that an embroidery patch is used only to conceal holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a great way to accessorize an outfit and also liven up an old pillow�the list can be as endless as the imagination.
To get started with making your patch you should start by having all your supplies in place. But before you go to have your supplies take a moment and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are likely to be using could make your supply buying much easier. This may also make sure that you can assertain just how your final design will appear. Any changes that you want to produce in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The good thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is you could not simply work with a pattern in the design but could contain a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. You may as well make your patch specific to a purpose. For instance if you wish to spice up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you could use a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth which 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 should you not want to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the style on paper you need to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design be certain that it is drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of the drawing then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern making sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you have completed these basic steps it’s about time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch inside out ensuring that you utilize a slightly higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost shop bought lending an expert appearance to it.
Once you’ve 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. It is possible to tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric onto it and connect a pin to it or you can cut the extra seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and have it ready for use.