When you wish to improve the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to make that happen is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many individuals consider that an embroidery patch is commonly used only to hide holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be quite a great way to accessorize an outfit and also liven up a well used pillow�the list is as endless as the imagination.
To begin with making your patch it’s important to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you go to have your supplies take your time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color in conjunction with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are gonna be using will help make your supply buying a lot easier. This step may also make certain you will know exactly how your final design will be. Any changes that you would like to make in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The benefit of making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not just use a pattern in the design but can have a mixture of words and patterns, words alone or patterns only. It’s also possible to make your patch specific with a purpose. One example is if you wish to spice up a biker jacket or a garden club bag then you can use a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that ought to be medium heavy so it is capable of supporting 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’ve transferred the design on paper you should trace it to the cloth. If you want a border to your design make sure that it’s drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily upon it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
Once you have completed these basic steps it’s time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front being sure that you use a somewhat higher thread count on the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost purchased lending a competent appearance to it.
After you’ve completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from the hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. You can tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another section of fabric on it and fix a pin to it or cut any additional seam and apply an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be used.