EMBROIDER YOUR OWN PATCH !

EMBROIDER YOUR OWN PATCH !

I love the aesthetic of the embroidered iron-on patch! Once you get the hang of using a backstitch, making your own iron-on patch is super, super simple!

Some materials you might need:

 

  1. A stiff felt sheet (softer felt tends to warp)
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. A sewing needle
  4. Embroidery floss of your choice
  5. A pencil

 

Let's Get Stitching! 

In this project, we’ll just be sewing outlines of shapes using the backstitch, which gives a more graphic feel to the patch. Here are some graphic ideas you can use for your own patch making:

To start off, simply draw out the design you'd like on the felt, and cut your design out, leaving about an inch width border around your design. This gives you something to hold on to when you stitch, so you don't accidentally warp your felt. You can also choose not to cut out the felt, but I just find it easier to handle when it's cut out.

Now using a backstitch, sew along the pencil lines.

And you've done it! You’ve created your own patch!!! You can choose to purchase iron on interfacing from any fabric store to fix your felt piece to your clothing, or you can stitch it on directly. Here, I stitched mine into my denim jacket <3 Nice?

 


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