Simple way to create an embroidery patch

If you want to alter the appearance of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket and even a lampshade then one easy way to make that happen is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many people think that an embroidery patch is commonly used just to hide holes that come up in garments. But these patches could be a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit as well as to spice up an old pillow�the list is as endless as your imagination.

To begin making your patch you need to start by having all your supplies in place. But before you set off to get your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color along with smaller details such as the stitches that you are going to be using will make your supply buying a lot easier. This will also make certain you know exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes that you might want to create in the design and pattern would be best made now.

The best thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not only work with a pattern in the design but could contain a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns only. You can also establish your patch specific to a purpose. For instance if you desire to spice up a biker jacket or a garden club bag then you can definitely have a design specific to that purpose.

The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so that it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you don’t wish to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.

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

After you’ve completed these steps it’s about time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front making sure that you use a slightly higher thread count on the border. This will probably make your patch look almost shop bought lending a professional appearance to it.

When you’ve completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from the cloth leaving some seam space. You could tuck the seam at the rear of the patch, glue on another section of fabric onto it and connect a pin on it or you can cut the surplus seam and employ an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be utilized.