A sew on patch is usually of great use when you’d like to offer your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a brand new look and not having to spend much money. You can easily go online and look into the wide selection of patches which you can use readily. You will be astonished at the variety that you can get whenever you look online. Be it a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely purchase one or acquire one customized to your requirement.
Even though you could possibly get these patches online and also at your embroidery store what is more fun is to make it yourself. You can actually choose a design dogpatches or even get creative and make your own personal design depending on the goal of your patch. As an illustration if you’d like to create a variety of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you may create mini patterns of the toys that he or she likes. You can also make patches with themes to be put together to seem just like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it will take.
To begin 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 all the colors you want to work with on the patch to obtain a clear concept 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 certain that the pattern carries a smooth and uniform finish. Fasten a hoop about the pattern after being sure that the pattern is in the middle of the hoop and get to work embroidering.
Use a higher density of thread when making borders inside your patch as that can make your patch look like it is sitting inside of a frame. Then get to embroider the rest of the patch. When you’ve completed embroidering cut out the patch leaving some seam space. This extra seam will be used when you’re sewing the patch in position.
Now that your sew on patch is prepared, all you should do is be ready with a needle and thread or perhaps a sewing machine to sew the patch into position. The first step to achieve this is to fasten the patch in place with pins in order that it doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now thread your needle selecting a thread of the color of the patch. You may even use a contrasting color thread with respect to the type of look you want 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 you possibly can to offer an established look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly into position and cut off the excess thread and you’re done sewing in your patch!