If you want to improve the design of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or perhaps a lampshade then one easy way to accomplish that is by using an embroidery patch. Many individuals think that an embroidery patch is commonly used just to cover up holes that come up in garments. However these patches can be quite a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit as well as to spice up an old pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start making your patch you should begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you go to obtain your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color together with smaller details such as the stitches that you are likely to be using could make your supply buying less difficult. This step may also make sure you will know precisely how your final design will look. Any changes you want to create in the design and pattern are best made now.
The best thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is you could not only use a pattern in the design but could have a mix of words and patterns, words solely or patterns solely. It’s also possible to create your patch specific with a purpose. For example if you’d like to liven up a biker jacket or maybe a garden club bag then you can have a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth which should be medium heavy in order that it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles if you do not want to use a piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
After you have transferred the design on paper you have to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design make certain that it is drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of the drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls in 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’ve completed these basic steps it’s time to get moving. Start embroidering your patch inside out making sure that you make use of a slightly higher thread count on the border. This will make your patch look almost store bought lending a qualified 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 could tuck the seam at the rear of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric on it and connect a pin on it or you can cut the extra seam and employ an iron on adhesive and get it ready to be used.