When you wish to alter the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. A number of people feel that an embroidery patch is used just to hide holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches could be a great way to accessorize an outfit and to liven up a well used pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To get started with making your patch you need to begin by having your entire supplies in place. But before you go to have your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color together with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are likely to be using will help make your supply buying a lot easier. This step may also make certain you can assertain exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes that you want to create in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The advantage with making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not just work with a pattern in the design but can contain a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns only. You may also design your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you’d like to spice up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can use a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of 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 on the cloth. If you want a border to your design be certain that it’s drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily upon it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of your drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these basic steps it’s time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you utilize a rather higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost store bought lending an expert appearance to it.
After 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 the cloth leaving some seam space. You can tuck the seam in the back of the patch, glue on another item of fabric on it and fix a pin with it or cut the excess seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be utilized.