When you want to alter the design of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one easy way to make it happen is to use an embroidery patch. Many individuals feel that an embroidery patch is used just to cover holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches can be quite a great way to accessorize an outfit as well as spice up a classic pillow�the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start with making your patch you should begin by having all of your supplies in place. But before you head out to get your supplies take your time and choose the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you would like in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are gonna be using will help make your supply buying much easier. This will also make sure that you can assertain precisely how your final design will appear. Any changes you want to make in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The good thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you could not just use a pattern in the design but could use a combination of words and patterns, words solely or patterns only. It's also possible to design your patch specific with a purpose. For example if you desire to brighten up a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you can definitely have a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that ought to be medium heavy so 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 piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you've transferred the design on paper you should trace it on the cloth. If you want a border to your design be sure that it is drawn slightly thick so that you could embroider easily on it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern making sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn't look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these steps it's time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front ensuring that you make use of a rather higher thread count around the border. This will make your patch look almost shop purchased lending a professional overall look to it.
When you've completed making your embroidery patch remove it carefully from your hoop and slowly tear off the backing paper. Now cut the patch from your cloth leaving some seam space. You could tuck the seam in the rear of the patch, glue on another bit of fabric into it and fasten a pin with it or cut the surplus seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be used.