Quick way to create an embroidery patch

If you’d like to change the appearance of an outfit, bed cushion, blanket or even a lampshade then one good way to do that is by using an embroidery patch. Many people believe that an embroidery patch is used only to hide holes that come up in garments. But these patches could be a great way to accessorize an outfit as well as liven up a classic pillow�the list is as endless as the imagination.

To get started with making your patch you will need to start by having all of your supplies in place. But before you set off to find your supplies take your time and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design that you like in full color together with smaller details similar to the stitches that you are likely to be using will make your supply buying a lot easier. This step will also ensure that you will be aware just how your final design will look. Any changes that you want to create in the design and pattern are best made now.

The best thing about making an embroidery patch yourself is that you can not just use a pattern in the design but can contain a mix of words and patterns, words alone or patterns solely. You may as well design your patch specific with a purpose. For instance if you wish to brighten up a biker jacket or a garden club bag then you can definitely use a design specific to that purpose.

The supplies that you’ll need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy in order that it can support the patch design, embroidery threads in colors on the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not wish to use a machine, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.

When you have transferred the design on paper you need to trace it on the cloth. If you want a border on your design make sure that it is drawn slightly thick to help you embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper towards the wrong side of the drawing after which fix the embroidery hoop above the pattern being sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of your hoop. Employing an embroidery hoop makes certain that your design is embroidered in a very taut manner and doesn’t look loopy and loose.

After you have completed these basic steps it’s about time to get to work. Start embroidering your patch back to front ensuring that you make use of a rather higher thread count around the border. This will certainly make your patch look almost commercially made lending a professional 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 your cloth leaving some seam space. It is possible to tuck the seam at the back of the patch, glue on another piece of fabric on it and attach a pin to it or you can cut any additional seam and use an iron on adhesive and have it ready for usage.