If you would like to change the style of a garment, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one good way to make it happen is by using an embroidery patch. A number of people feel that an embroidery patch is utilized only to cover holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit and to liven up a vintage pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To begin with making your patch you should begin by having all your supplies in place. But before you head out to obtain your supplies take time and choose the pattern and model 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 going to be using will help make your supply buying faster and easier. This will also make sure you will be aware how your final design will appear. Any changes that you would like to create in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The benefit of making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not only work with a pattern in the design but can have a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns alone. You can also make your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you desire to liven up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can have a design specific to that particular 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 should you not wish to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When you have transferred the design on paper you have to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border to your design make sure that it’s drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern making sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of your hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you’ve completed these steps it’s time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you make use of a rather higher thread count on the border. This may make your patch look almost store bought lending a competent overall look to it.
When you’ve completed making your embroidery patch take it off 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 in the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric into it and attach a pin into it or you can cut any additional seam and apply an iron on adhesive and have it ready for use.