The beginner’s guide to using embroidered patches
Embroidered patches are a great way to adorn your favorite clothes. From covering up a small rip on an old t-shirt to making a style statement on your denim and leather jackets, embroidered patches can truly turn your look fashionable. These decorative patches come in all shapes and sizes, though they are usually no bigger than the palm of your hand. The designs can vary too, and the patches can be as colorful as you would like them to be. If you are on the artistic side and would like to create your own embroidered patches, you are probably wondering where to begin. Here’s all you need to know about this style statement.
Where should you begin when making an embroidered patch?
- First, decide the design and piece of clothing the patch will be meant for.
- Next, make a rough sketch of what you have in mind. Fill in the colors in the sketch so that you know how the final result will look.
- Decide on the size of the patch.
- Choose the thread fabric you would like to go with. Instead of standard colors, you can opt to use metallic threads that will shine on your clothes and add a funky touch to them.
From where can you source the materials required to make an embroidered patch?
- If you are a beginner, simply purchase an embroidered patch kit from any shop or order it online.
- Patch kits are the most convenient way to create embroidered patches as they come fully equipped with everything you will need to make a patch.
- The standard components of an embroidered patch kit generally include patch material, a hot seal, a hot knife and cutting tip, a hot tool holder, and a heat press.
- These kits also usually come equipped with complete instructions on how to create patches in an easy manner even if you are doing it for the first time.
How can you know what design to go with?
- An embroidered patch can have almost any design you can think of. From flowers to your favorite music band logo or your favorite sports team, to simply abstract art.
- The rule of thumb states that you should go with a design you like.
- Try to look up embroidery patch designs on online galleries for some inspiration.
How many colors are ideal for a single patch?
- The answer to this depends completely on your creativity.
- There is no limit to the number of colors that can be put on to a single embroidery patch.
- However, if you are having trouble choosing, use your wardrobe as a reference guide.
- The piece of clothing you will attach the patch to can help you finalize your color selection.
- Also, if your patch has print on it, choose colors that will contrast with the print text and make it more readable.
How can you attach an embroidered patch to a piece of clothing?
- You can get the embroidered patch stitched permanently on your preferred piece of clothing.
- Most embroidered patch kits also come with the iron-on option, which makes the patch stick to the cloth.
- If you would like to use the same patch on different pieces of clothing, you can use temporary methods of attaching the patch, like Velcro.
- Some of the temporary methods of attaching patches include using hook and loop, magnetic backings, or a pin back.
What are some interesting advantages of embroidered patches?
- Embroidered patches make for excellent advertising tools. Company logos can be printed on patches. Patches are far more durable than paper advertising and are more cost-effective.
- Employees can wear embroidered patches on their shirt or blazers at work to provide a good impression to the clients.
- Embroidered patches are also a great way to hide a small tear on a favorite piece of clothing or a way to dress up a plain pair of pants or a jacket.