If you wish to alter the appearance of a piece of clothing, bed cushion, blanket or maybe a lampshade then one good way to make it happen is by using an embroidery patch. Many people feel that an embroidery patch is utilized only to conceal holes that come up in garments. But these patches can be quite a great way to accessorize an outfit as well as brighten up a vintage pillow¦the list is just as endless as your imagination.
To start with making your patch you will have to begin by having your entire supplies in place. But before you head out to find your supplies spend some time and decide on the pattern and style of your patch. Drawing out the design dog transfer that you like in full color in conjunction with smaller details such as the stitches that you are going to be using will help make your supply buying faster and easier. This may also make sure that you can assertain just how your final design will look. Any changes that you want to produce in the design and pattern are best made now.
The advantage of making an embroidery patch on your own is that you may not merely work with a pattern in the design but can have a mixture of words and patterns, words solely or patterns alone. It’s also possible to create your patch specific to a purpose. For instance if you desire to liven up a biker jacket or perhaps a garden club bag then you can have a design specific for that purpose.
The supplies that you will need are embroidery cloth that should be medium heavy so that it is capable of supporting the patch design, embroidery threads in colors of the design, sewing scissors, an embroidery machine or needles should you not desire to use a piece of equipment, backing paper, iron on adhesive or glue.
Once you have transferred the style on paper you have to trace it to the cloth. If you want a border for your design be sure that it’s drawn slightly thick to enable you to embroider easily into it. Fix the backing paper to the wrong side of your drawing then fix the embroidery hoop over the pattern making sure that the pattern falls in the exact center of the hoop. Utilizing an embroidery hoop makes sure that your design is embroidered in a 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 make use of a somewhat higher thread count on the border. This may make your patch look almost purchased lending a qualified look to it.
When you have 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. You can tuck the seam in the back of the patch, glue on another section of fabric into it and fix a pin with it or you can cut the surplus seam and make use of an iron on adhesive and have it ready for usage.