Steps to making a sew on patch

A sew on patch may be of great use when you wish to present your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a fresh look without having to spend much money. You can actually go surfing and have a look at the wide array of patches which you can use readily. You will be surprised at the range that you can get whenever you go online. Be it a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely acquire one or acquire one customized for your requirement.

Even if you could get these patches online and also at your embroidery store what is more fun will be to create it yourself. You could choose a design or even get creative and make your own design with respect to the function of your patch. For example if you want to come up with a silentcollar variety of patched to be sewed on to your children's blankets you can make mini patterns of the toys that he or she likes. You may also make patches with themes to be put together to seem much like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it requires.

To begin making your sew on patch, get the design ready on paper in great detail. Draw out the stitches that you'll be using and fill in the drawing using the colors that you would like to utilize on the patch to obtain a clear idea 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 ensure that the pattern carries a smooth and uniform finish. Attach a hoop to the pattern after being sure that the pattern is in the centre of the hoop and get to work embroidering.

Utilize a higher density of thread when producing borders in your patch as that can make your patch look as if it is sitting inside a frame. Then get to embroider the remainder of the patch. After getting completed embroidering cut down the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will probably be used when you are sewing the patch in position.

Now that your sew on patch is prepared, all you have to do is get ready with a needle and thread or possibly a sewing machine to sew the patch in place. The first task to accomplish this is to secure the patch in place with pins in order that it doesn't shift when you're sewing it on. Now thread your needle choosing a thread of the color of the patch. You may even make use of a contrasting color thread with respect to the sort of look you intend 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 present a qualified look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in place and cut-off the extra thread and you're simply done sewing in your patch!