If you wish to improve the style of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one good way to achieve that is to use an embroidery patch. A lot of people consider that an embroidery patch is commonly used only to cover up holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit also to brighten up a vintage pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start making your patch you must start by having your entire supplies in place. But before you go to find your supplies take your time and choose the pattern and design 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 probably going to be using could make your supply buying easier. This may also make sure you can assertain exactly how your final design will look. Any changes that you’d like to create in the design and pattern are best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not just work with a pattern in the design but could have a mixture of words and patterns, words solely or patterns alone. You could also make your patch specific to a purpose. For instance if you want to brighten up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can have a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you don’t desire to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you’ve transferred the design on paper you need to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border for your design ensure that it is drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily in it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these steps it’s about time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front ensuring that you make use of a slightly higher thread count around the border. This will probably make your patch look almost store bought 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 tuck the seam at the rear of the patch, glue on another section of fabric on it and fasten a pin into it or cut any additional seam and use an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be used.