When you want to modify the style of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. A lot of people consider that an embroidery patch is commonly used just to hide holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a easy way to accessorize an outfit as well as liven up an old pillow¦the list is as endless as your imagination.
To begin making your patch you have to start by having your entire supplies in place. But before you go to obtain your supplies take time and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design dog transfer that you like in full color in conjunction with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are likely to be using could make your supply buying easier. This step may also make certain you will be aware exactly 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 nice thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is that you can not simply work with a pattern in the design but could use a combination of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. You may as well design your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you’d like to enliven a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can certainly use a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that ought to be medium heavy in order that 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 want to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
When 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 to help you embroider easily in it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of the drawing and then fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern being sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
When you’ve completed these steps it’s time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you make use of a rather higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost purchased lending a qualified appearance to it.
Once you have completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. It is possible to tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another section of fabric upon it and attach a pin on it or you can cut the excess seam and employ an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be utilized.