If you wish to improve the style of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one good way to achieve that is to utilize an embroidery patch. Many people think that an embroidery patch is used merely to conceal holes that come up in garments. Nevertheless these patches can be a great way to accessorize an outfit also to spice up a vintage pillow�the list can be as endless as your imagination.
To get started on making your patch you need to begin by having all your supplies in place. But before you set off to find your supplies take a moment and decide on the pattern and design of your patch. Drawing out the design that you’d like in full color together with smaller details such as the stitches that you are gonna be using could make your supply buying much easier. This step may also ensure that you can assertain exactly how your final design will appear. Any changes that you’d like to create in the design and pattern would be best made now.
The advantage of making an embroidery patch yourself is that you may not just use a pattern in the design but can have a combination of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. You may as well establish your patch specific to a purpose. One example is if you want to enliven a biker jacket or possibly a garden club bag then you could use a design specific to that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth which 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 want to use a device, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the style on paper you need to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border to your design ensure that it is drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily in it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern being sure that the pattern falls within the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.
After you have completed these basic steps it is time to make a start. Start embroidering your patch back to front ensuring that you make use of a slightly higher thread count around the border. This may make your patch look almost purchased lending a competent overall look to it.
After 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 the cloth leaving some seam space. It is possible to tuck the seam at the rear of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric into it and fix a pin to it or you can cut any additional seam and use an iron on adhesive and get it ready for usage.