Learning to make Embroidered Iron on Patches

There was a period when embroidered iron on patches were used to primarily hide holes that could have transpired over a dress. Nevertheless with a certain amount of flexibility and creative thinking you can work with this patch and add an element of spunk and stylishness to any garment which you opt for. It’s not merely clothes where you can use these patches but these embroidered iron on patches can be used to decorate bags, shoes, pillows, furniture, hat’s�the list is as infinite as your imagination.

If you want to create tailored patches perhaps you can very easily do-it-yourself. You can get all the items that you will need quickly at stores where you could purchase ready to use patches. The greatest advantage of utilising an iron on patch is that you can devote all the time you need to in creating them but have to spend very little time attaching them.

You will need to have your materials available before you start developing your patch. But before you will get your resources consider the style of the patch that you’d like to create. Once you have the layout made to size you have to sketch or trace precisely the same onto the material. Just be sure you don’t embroider the design on the cloth without having the hoop so the finished pattern comes out flat. Now put a tear away backing sheet on the wrong side of the patch and fasten the embroidery ring in position in order that the design is tight. You can even use some backing spray to fix your backing paper in position.

Now you can start off embroidering your iron on patch. Make sure that your thread isn’t longer than two feet at some point so you can embroider conveniently and don’t need to worry about unneeded tangles and knots. Now embroider across the design ensuring that you start out each length of the thread from the back of the pattern so the knots or extra lengths don’t show up in the front of the design.
After you’ve completed embroidering your patch take it out of the hoop and take off the backing paper by tearing it off lightly. Take a little iron on adhesive paper and cut it to the exact same size of your patch. Now put your patch facedown on an ironing board and place the iron on adhesive patch glue side down on your patch. Get a clear piece of cloth or paper towel on top of the sheet. Put your iron on to the low setting and iron the adhesive on to the patch. You can even use the silk setting in your iron. The paper towel or rag will make sure that not one of the glue gets attached in your iron.

Your embroidered iron on patches will be available to use after you complete this step. Now all that you need to do is peel off the paper backing the adhesive behind the patch, place it where you wish to place it and iron it securely in place. Iron the textile inside out in order for the adhesive gets thoroughly activated and maintains the patch in place.