Steps to create a sew on patch

A sew on patch can be of great use if you would like to give your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a fresh look without the need to spend much money. It’s easy to search online and take a look at the wide range of patches that you can use readily. You will be astonished at the range that you can get when you look online May it be a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely purchase one or get one customized to your requirement.

Even if you could possibly get these patches on the web and also at your embroidery store what’s more fun would be to construct it yourself. You could choose a design or maybe even get creative and make your own design depending upon the goal of your patch. For example if you wish to create a variety of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you could make mini patterns of the toys that he / she likes. It’s also possible to make patches with themes to be put together to appear almost like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it will take.

To start with making your sew on patch, get the design ready on paper in greater detail. Draw out the stitches that you’ll be using and fill in the drawing using the colors you want to work with on the patch to get a clear notion of your vision. Now use a tracing paper and trace out this complete pattern on the cloth you will be using. Once that is done fix some backing paper on the back of the design to be certain that the pattern contains a smooth and uniform finish. Attach a hoop around the pattern after ensuring that the pattern is in the center of the hoop and get to work embroidering.

Use a higher density of thread when producing borders in your patch as that can make your patch look as if it’s sitting inside of a frame. Then get to embroider the rest of the patch. Once you have completed embroidering cut out the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will probably be used when you’re sewing the patch in position.

Now that your sew on patch is prepared, all you should do is be ready with a needle and thread or possibly a sewing machine to stitch the patch into position link. The initial step to get this done is to fasten the patch into position with pins so that it doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now thread your needle choosing a thread of the color of the patch. You can even work with a contrasting color thread dependent upon the type of look you would like to give your patch. Now sew all along the perimeter of the patch using small straight stitches. Try to keep your handiwork as neat as it can be to present an established look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in place and take off any additional thread and you are clearly done sewing on your patch!