When you’d like to modify the design of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to accomplish that is by using an embroidery patch. A number of people consider that an embroidery patch is utilized only to hide holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a easy way to accessorize an outfit as well as brighten up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To get started with making your patch you will have to start by having all your supplies in place. But before you set off to have your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you want in full color together with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are probably going to be using will make your supply buying faster and easier. This will also make sure that you can assertain precisely how your final design will look. Any changes that you might want to produce in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The advantage of making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not simply work with a pattern in the design but can contain a combination of words and patterns, words alone or patterns only. You can also design your patch specific with a purpose. One example is if you want to enliven a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can have a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy so it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not wish to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
After you have transferred the design on paper you must trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design be sure that it is drawn slightly thick for you to embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern being sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing 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 inside out ensuring that you use a rather higher thread count on the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost purchased lending an expert look to it.
Once you have completed making your embroidery patch remove it carefully from the 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 upon it and fasten a pin on it or you can cut the extra seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and also have it ready for use.