Convenient ways to create an embroidery patch

When you want to change the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is by using an embroidery patch. A number of people believe that an embroidery patch is used only to conceal holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a easy way to accessorize an outfit as well as spice up a well used pillow¦the list can be as endless as the imagination.

To start with making your patch you must start by having all your supplies in place. But before you head out to get your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color in conjunction with smaller details such as the stitches that you are going to be using will make your supply buying incredibly easier. This may also ensure that you can assertain precisely how your final design will be. 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 could contain a combination of words and patterns, words solely or patterns only. You may also design your patch specific with a purpose. For example in order to enliven a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can definitely use a design specific to that purpose.

The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that 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 do not wish to use a piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.

After you have transferred the style on paper you need to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border to your design be sure that it’s drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Having an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.

After you’ve completed these basic steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front being sure that you use a somewhat higher thread count around the border. This will probably make your patch look almost store bought lending a professional overall look to it.

When you have 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 actually tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another item of fabric on it and connect a pin on it or cut the extra seam and employ an iron on adhesive and have it ready to be used.