Convenient method to produce an embroidery patch

 

If you want to change the design of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one good way to make that happen is to utilize an embroidery patch. A number of people believe that an embroidery patch is utilized only to cover holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a easy way to accessorize an outfit and also to brighten up a classic pillow�the list is as endless as the imagination.

To get started with making your patch you should begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you head out to have your supplies take a moment and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color in conjunction with smaller details such as the stitches that you are gonna be using will help make your supply buying easier. This will also make sure that you will be aware precisely how your final design will be. Any changes that you might want to make in the design and pattern would be best made now.

The nice thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not only use a pattern in the design but could have a combination of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You can also establish your patch specific with a purpose. One example is if you’d like to enliven a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you can use a design specific to that purpose.

The supplies that you will 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 if you don’t wish to use a piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.

 

Once you have transferred the design on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design make sure that it’s drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily onto it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of your hoop. Having an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.

After you’ve completed these basic steps it is time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch inside out ensuring that you use a slightly higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost shop bought lending an expert look to it.

When 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. It is possible to tuck the seam at the rear of the patch, glue on another section of fabric on it and attach a pin into it or you can cut any additional seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and have it ready for use.