Sunday, September 7, 2014

Making and Applying Embroidery Patches

Editor’s Note: With the kids back-to-school, there's more time to sew! From Sept. 6-15, we’ll be celebrating “back-to-school” season in a number of different ways -- from ideas for sewing for children to inspiration for sewing for yourself!

What's cuter than an embroidered lunch box?

What do you do when you want to add embroidery to something that cannot be sewn on or will not fit in a hoop? With this solution from Evy Hawkins, you can create a machine-embroidered patch and then apply it permanently and professionally to a variety of different surfaces. Originally featured in issue #132 of Sew Beautiful, this creative method works on suitcases, leather totes, straw purses, wooden boxes, glass containers, plastic bins ... even lunch boxes!

What you'll need:
• Chosen machine embroidery design with smooth, simple lines
• Very Firm cut-away stabilizer by Pellon or Vilene D0102 wash-away or for a sheer cutaway, use Sheerstitch *Patches can be created by using two layers of silk organza instead of heavy cut-away stabilizer. The organza color should closely match the color of the item to be decorated.
• Applique fabric, backed with Wonder Under or Steam a Seam 2 fusible web
• 90/12 embroidery needle
• Embroidery thread
• Permanent glue (see "Which glue to use?" below)
• Very sharp, small scissors with curved blades
• Clover Mini-iron

TIP: Apply a bit of rickrack, tiny pom-poms or other edging to the perimeter of the patch by gluing in place before applying the patch.

Before you begin:
• Embroidery designs that have smooth, simple lines work well for patches.
• Decide on the position of the patch before beginning to be sure the chosen design will fit.
• It is not necessary to always have a blank canvas - busy prints can showcase embroidery patches very nicely.
• Patches adhere best to items that have smooth, flat surfaces.
• Backing appliqué fabrics with fusible webbing and fusing the appliqué to the patch base creates a sturdy, professional patch.

Instructions:
1. Hoop a piece of sturdy cut-away stabilizer in appropriately sized hoop; stitch out first outline stitch of embroidery design.

2. Place appliqué fabric over outline stitching, fusible side down; stitch second outline.

3. Remove hoop from machine (but do not remove stabilizer from hoop), place it on a hard, flat surface and carefully trim away excess appliqué fabric. Trim very close to stitching line, but take care not to cut into it.

4. Place hoop on a heat-protected, hard, flat surface and fuse embroidery to stabilizer using a Clover Mini-iron. Return hoop to machine and finish stitching design. NOTE: For framed embroidery designs, choose an appliqué frame that will easily contain the chosen embroidery motif. Follow same steps listed above, stitching frame first. Should extra stabilizer be necessary to support embroidery design, slide a piece of regular tear-away stabilizer under hoop. Remove excess stabilizer before proceeding.

5. Remove stabilizer from hoop. Carefully cut away excess stabilizer. You will notice that the needle has created tiny holes in the stabilizer all around the appliqué, right next to the satin stitch outline. Cut directly on top of those holes. TIP: If you accidentally cut a stitch or two, it will be OK; stitching will eventually have glue behind it, which will prevent unraveling. If you cut more than a couple of stitches, use a drop of seam sealant to secure thread.

6. Following manufacturer's directions as listed on glue package, apply a layer of glue to wrong side of patch. Firmly apply patch to item. A thin coat of glue usually works best and helps keep glue from oozing out around patch. Allow item to dry completely before use.

Shop our "Back-to-School Sale" for a wide variety of machine embroidery designs at 50 percent off! From elegant floral designs to festive holiday motifs to cute children's embroideries, there is something to suit any project.

30 comments:

  1. I found it when I was looking for a different sort of information but I am very interested in the article, It is nice to read such kind of good posts I like your work keep it up!
    screen printing

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is really amazing article on creating Custom embroidery patches and I would like to read more articles written by you, By the way you are a good writer.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The key success factor is put efforts on rights thing. What are those rights thing are this article shown us very well

    Machine Embroidery Designs

    ReplyDelete
  4. It was truly decent to peruse article composed on this blog. I might likewise want to include couple of strategies with best of my insight which can help peruser to an ever increasing extent. custom patches

    ReplyDelete
  5. I keep on reading your blog post. This was still amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing this unique informative post with us. Really enjoyed by reading your blog post.

    Embroidered

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gracefully written information on this blog are going to support me for my coming assignments. Every point was very clear and taught me few new parameters. I would like to use this information in coming future. custom patches

    ReplyDelete
  7. You share the right information here. I like a embroidered patches. You share tutorial is very helpful for making a embroidered patches. Great blog. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  8. sometime it becomes very hard to find out a well written and nicely mounted lavatory which provide you correct and useful facts concerning tests and syllabus. but, i discovered this weblog and have been given a few relevant facts which is probably clearly beneficial for me. custom patches

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am really enjoying reading your well written articles. It looks like you spend a lot of effort and time on your blog. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. custom patch

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am really happy to see all good images that add with this blog. I like very much this blog are very good.. If you want more visit here... Custom Embroidered Patches
    We make Custom Patches, Velcro Patches, Iron On Patches, Patches for Jackets, & Morale Patches in 3 to 10 Days - 30% Discount - Free Shipping - Send Artwork Now.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! What a beautiful designer patches I love the naughty monkey patch on lunch bag, I will also try the same for my daughter school bag.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is really cool embroidery patches. In fact, I’ve seen something like that after a long time.

    Thanks for sharing!
    where to get embroidery patches
    where to get Back patches

    ReplyDelete
  13. You’ve got some interesting points in this article. I would have never considered any of these if I didn’t come across this. Thanks!. embroidery logo digitizing

    ReplyDelete
  14. Informative post really like it and you described everything in this post. Now cheap digitizing embroidery service is possible from avail this offer and get professional embroidery digitizing service.

    ReplyDelete
  15. You need a chance to discover who you are before you become someone’s spuse and/or parent. Considering the fact that we are living well past the age of 80, what’s the rush?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for the tips for Applying Embroidery Patches. Like embroidery digitizing is an art... applying patches is another. Thanks for sharing post.

    ReplyDelete
  17. You have described everything in deeply way this is really informative article for improving skill of beginners Now 3d puff digitizing with modern sewing is possible by using our digitizing service.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I really loved your contribution with such a great collective approach, I would really appreciate if you add me as well in your collection to land me a thumbs up as well. keep up the good work though :)
    https://www.melonpatches.com/

    thank you

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is really meaningful article has posted by you and it is really helping out for increasing knowledge on concern department.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow! This is beautiful embroidery patches. In fact, embroidery digitizing is an art... applying patches is another.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Maple Custom Tees

    ReplyDelete
  21. Maple Custom Tees is one of the largest passions are the artwork of printing and the way it brings your thoughts to life. We provide quick and efficient service, as a need of your business. Our quality of Screen printing can reflect the commitment of our Graphic experts to you and image of Maple Custom Tees.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great article on creating Custom Patches, By the way you are a good writer. Impressive list! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Melon Patches is your best source for all and any type of Custom Patches! With thousands of distinctive, attractive styles, colors, and attachment options; we know you’ll discover precisely what you’re looking for. We make your buying experience for customized patches speedy and simple. Our design team has years of experience and thousands of orders under their collective belt. We’ll utilize that encounter to plan a few great-looking customized patches to your exact specifications!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Good articles, Have you heard of LFDS (Le_Meridian Funding Service, Email: lfdsloans@outlook.com --WhatsApp Contact:+1-9893943740--lfdsloans@lemeridianfds.com) is as USA/UK funding service they grant me loan of $95,000.00 to launch my business and I have been paying them annually for two years now and I still have 2 years left although I enjoy working with them because they are genuine Loan lender who can give you any kind of loan.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Nice article! Thanks for sharing information. There’s always so much more to do. I use it, and I am very happy...
    Study Abroad Pakistan
    Online Education Consultant
    Study Consultant In Karachi Pakistan

    ReplyDelete
  26. We as online education consultant providing study abroad services are aware of the fact that science and technology has introduced numerous new and emerging fields. At the same time, specializations of past have now been segmented into various intensive fields due to new discoveries and inventions. Therefore, we are very well aware of the fact that past practices for study abroad services can no longer be adopted by education consultants. Study Abroad Pakistan is continuously working with top ranked universities for international students at various levels who update us on current and upcoming programs with curriculum and future potential. We are certified study consultant in Karachi, Pakistan of international universities since we guide students on the basis of information provided by these institutes.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Chindiwala offering a wide range of branded master replica kids suits online in Pakistan at reasonable prices. One Stop solution, reliable and convenient online kids clothing store. You can easily order online for your kids from all over Pakistan hessle-free and enhance your online shopping experience connected with chindiwala.com.

    ReplyDelete
  28. This article is very informative I've read this article for improving my embroidery skill and it's really worth it thanks for posting. Digitize your monogram with professionalism by using our monogram digitizing service.

    ReplyDelete