When you want to improve the design of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one easy way to do that is to utilize an embroidery patch. A number of people think that an embroidery patch is commonly used just to cover holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be quite a good way to accessorize an outfit and also to spice up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To get started with making your patch you have to start by having your entire supplies in place. But before you go to obtain your supplies spend some time and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color along with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are gonna be using will make your supply buying incredibly easier. This step will also ensure that you know how your final design will appear. Any changes that you might want to make in the design and pattern are best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch on your own is that you may not merely use a pattern in the design but can have a combination of words and patterns, words solely or patterns alone. You may as well create your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you desire to spice up a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you could use a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that ought to 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 should you not want to use a piece of equipment, 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 ensure that it is drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily onto it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of your drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Having an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you’ve completed these steps it’s about time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you use a slightly higher thread count on the border. This may make your patch look almost shop bought lending an expert look to it.
When you’ve completed making your embroidery patch remove it 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 back of the patch, glue on another section of fabric on it and fasten a pin with it or cut the extra seam and use an iron on adhesive and get it ready for use.