Steps to make a sew on patch

A sew on patch could be of great use if you would like to give your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a brand new look while not having to spend much money. You can actually go surfing and look into the wide range of patches which you can use readily. You will be astonished at the variety available if you look online. Whether it’s a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely acquire one or buy one customized for your requirement.

Although you can get these patches on the web and also at your embroidery store what’s more fun is to construct it yourself. You can actually opt for a design or maybe even get creative and make your own personal design depending on the goal of your patch. For example if you wish to produce a number of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you can create mini patterns of the toys that he or she likes. You may also make patches with themes to be put together to appear almost like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it takes.

To start with making your sew on patch, have the design ready on paper in greater detail. Draw out the stitches that you will be using and fill in the drawing with the colors that you want to work with on the patch to obtain a clear notion of your vision. Now use a tracing paper and trace out this complete pattern on the cloth you will be using. Once that is done fix some backing paper on the back of the design to be sure that the pattern has a smooth and uniform finish. Attach a hoop round the pattern after ensuring that the pattern is in the centre of the hoop and get to work embroidering.

Use a higher density of thread when making borders inside your patch as that will make your patch look as if it is sitting inside a frame. Then get to embroider the remainder patch. After you have completed embroidering cut down the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will be used when you’re sewing the patch in place.

Now that your sew on patch is prepared, all you need to do is get ready with a needle and thread or a sewing machine to sew the patch in place. The initial step to accomplish this is to secure the patch into position with pins in order that it doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now thread your needle choosing a thread of the hue of the patch. You can also use a contrasting color thread depending on the type of look you ought to give your patch. Now sew all along the perimeter of the patch using small straight stitches. Try to keep your handiwork as neat as possible to grant an expert look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in position and take off any additional thread and you’re simply done sewing in your patch!