When you want to alter the appearance of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one good way to accomplish that is to use an embroidery patch. A number of people consider that an embroidery patch is utilized just to cover holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches can be a good way to accessorize an outfit as well as spice up an old pillow�the list is just as endless as the imagination.
To get started on making your patch you need to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you set off to have your supplies take time and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design which you want in full color together with smaller details like the stitches that you are probably going to be using will help make your supply buying much easier. This step will also make sure that you will know exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes you want to make in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The nice thing about making an embroidery patch on your own is that you can not simply work with a pattern in the design but can use a mixture of words and patterns, words solely or patterns solely. It's also possible to make your patch specific to a purpose. For example if you wish to spice up a biker jacket or a garden club bag then you can use a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should 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 don't desire to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you've transferred the style on paper you need to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border on your design make certain that it is drawn slightly thick so that you can embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper on the wrong side of your drawing and fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern ensuring that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Using an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn't look loopy and loose.
Once you've completed these basic steps it's about time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch inside out being sure that you utilize a rather higher thread count on the border. This may make your patch look almost shop bought lending a qualified overall look to it.
After you've completed making your embroidery patch take it off carefully from your 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 in the back of the patch, glue on another item of fabric on it and connect a pin on it or you can cut the excess seam and utilize an iron on adhesive and also have it ready to be used.