If you wish to improve the look of a garment, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one easy way to achieve that is to use an embroidery patch. Many individuals believe that an embroidery patch is used just to cover up holes that come up in garments. However these patches could be a fantastic way to accessorize an outfit and also brighten up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To begin with making your patch you have to start by having all your supplies in place. But before you go to find your supplies spend some time and choose the pattern and model of your patch. Drawing out the design that you want in full color in conjunction with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are gonna be using will make your supply buying a lot easier. This may also make sure that you will know just how your final design will be. Any changes that you might want to create in the design and pattern might be best made now.
The benefit of making an embroidery patch yourself is that you could not only make use of a pattern in the design but could contain a combination of words and patterns, words solely or patterns only. It’s also possible to make your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you want to spice up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can definitely use a design specific to that particular purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not want to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the style on paper you should trace it to the cloth. If you want a border to your design be certain that it is drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily upon it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing and fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these basic steps it’s about time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you utilize a slightly higher thread count around the border. This will probably make your patch look almost store bought lending an expert look to it.
When 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. It is possible to tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another section of fabric onto it and connect a pin with it or you can cut the excess seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be used.