Steps to create a sew on patch

A sew on patch could be of great use when you’d like to give your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a whole new look without the need to spend much money. It is easy to use the web and check out the wide variety of patches you can use readily. You’ll be astonished at the variability that you can get if you search online. May it be a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely buy one or obtain one customized for your requirement.

Even though you can get these patches on the internet and also at your embroidery store what’s more fun is to create it yourself. You can actually choose a design or even get creative and make your own design depending on the goal of your patch. For example if you wish to create a number of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you could make mini patterns of the toys that he or she likes. You can also make patches with themes to be put together to look much like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it requires.

To start making your sew on patch, have the design ready on paper in great detail. Draw out the stitches that you’ll be using and fill in the drawing using the colors that you want to use on the patch to obtain a clear idea of your vision. Now use a tracing paper and trace out this complete pattern on the cloth you will be using. Once that is done fix some backing paper on the back of the design to be certain that the pattern has a smooth and uniform finish. Attach a hoop about the pattern after being sure that the pattern is in the middle of the hoop and get to work embroidering.

Utilize a higher density of thread when making borders within your patch as that will make your patch look just as if it’s sitting inside a frame. Then get to embroider the remainder patch. After getting completed embroidering cut out the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will probably be used while you’re sewing the patch in place.

Now that your sew on patch is ready, all that you should do is get ready with a needle and thread or a sewing machine to sew the patch into position. The initial step to achieve this is to secure the patch in position with pins to ensure that it doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. Now thread your needle choosing a thread of the hue of the patch. You may even use a contrasting color thread depending upon the variety of look you ought to give your patch. Now sew all along the perimeter of the patch using small straight stitches. Keep your handiwork as neat as possible to grant a professional look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in place and cut off the extra thread and you are done sewing in your patch!