How to make a sew on patch

A sew on patch can be of great use when you wish to offer your piece of apparel, linen, pillows, cushions, jackets etc a whole new look while not having to spend much money. You can easily use the internet and check out the wide range of patches you can use readily. You’ll be surprised at the variability that you can get when you go online. Whether it’s a patch for your garden club logo or a patch of your favorite band, you can definitely get one or acquire one customized for your requirement.

Even though you can usually get these patches online and also at your embroidery store what is more fun is usually to create it yourself. You can opt for a design or maybe even get creative and make your own design depending on the goal of your patch. For example should you wish to create a variety of patched to be sewed on to your children’s blankets you could make mini patterns of the toys that he / she likes. It’s also possible to make patches with themes to be put together to seem much like a collage. Getting a little creative is all it will take.

To start making your sew on patch, get the design ready on paper in 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 get 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 ensure that the pattern carries a smooth and uniform finish. Attach a hoop around 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 creating borders in your patch as that can make your patch look like it is sitting inside 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 most likely be used when you’re sewing the patch in position.

Now that your sew on patch is prepared, everything you should do is be ready with a needle and thread or perhaps a sewing machine to sew the patch in position. The first step to do this is to secure the patch in place with pins so it doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. Now thread your needle picking a thread of the colour of the patch. You may even use a contrasting color thread with regards to the type of look you want to give your patch. Now sew all along the perimeter of the patch using small straight stitches. Keep your handiwork as neat as you possibly can to offer a professional look to your stitching. Secure the patch firmly in position and cut-off any additional thread and then you’re done sewing on your patch!