Making Embroidered Iron on Patches

There was a period when embroidered iron on patches were utilized to primarily cover up holes that could have transpired over a dress. However with a certain amount of flexibility and creative thinking you can work with this patch and bring an element of spunk and flair to any clothing you choose. It's not simply clothes on which you can utilize these patches but these embroidered iron on patches can be used to spice up bags, shoes, pillows, upholstery, hat's�the list can be as limitless as your imagination.

If you wish to create customized patches perhaps you can easily do it yourself. You could get all of the items that you need quickly at stores where you can purchase pre-made patches. The biggest selling point of utilizing an iron on patch is that you could devote all the time you wish to in producing them but have to spend very little time affixing them.

You will have to have your items ready just before you start making your patch. But before you will get your resources think of the design and style of the patch that you would like to produce. Once you've the design made to size you need to sketch or trace the same on to the cloth. Make sure that you don't embroider the design onto the cloth without having the hoop in order that the executed pattern comes out flat. Now put a tear away backing sheet on the wrong side of the patch and fix the embroidery hoop in place in order for the design is tight. It's also possible to use some backing spray to attach your backing paper into position.

You can now start off embroidering your iron on patch. Make sure that your thread is not longer than two feet at one time so that you could embroider conveniently and don't need to bother with unneeded tangles and knots. Now embroider along the design being sure that you start out every length of the thread from the back of the style in order that the knots or extra lengths don't emerge in the front of the design.
Once you've finished embroidering your patch take it out of the hoop and take off the backing paper by tearing it off lightly. Try taking some iron on sticky paper and cut it to the very same size of your patch. Now place your patch facedown upon an ironing board and place the iron on sticky patch glue side down on your patch. Take a clean piece of cloth or paper towel over the sheet. Put your iron on to the low setting and iron the adhesive on the patch. You can even utilize the silk setting on your iron. The paper towel or rag will make sure that not one of the glue gets attached to your iron.

Your embroidered iron on patches will be ready to use once you accomplish this step. Now all that you need to do is peel the paper backing the adhesive right behind the patch, place it where you choose to put it and iron it tightly in position. Iron the cloth back to front to ensure the adhesive gets properly activated and keeps the patch in place.