In the past, when we enjoy some TV shows or movies, we saw our stars wear denim jackets or carry bags with fashionable designs. We admired them so much that we started searching for those designed dresses or bags or shoes. This trendy style-added clothing is now readily available. Besides that, we can make DIY patches at home too.
Patches making is a lot of fun, and we can create design investing our creativity. So, if you know how to make embroidered patches, you can practice your skill and involve your creativity to get fashion trends at home. Here you will get a detailed guide on DIY patch-making methods.
How to Make Embroidered Patches – 5 Methods
There are many processes to make embroidered patches and set them on your bag or clothes. You will get the easier, fast, and popular five processes below. Follow the instructions step by step and get your embroidered patch instant.
1. Iron-on Patches Embroidery Making Process
The iron-on patch is easy to make and quick to attach. For a beginner, it is helpful to start and learn slowly. When you need to make embroidered patches on gifts, the iron-on patches are suitable to work.
- Fabric- 2 Pieces
- Paper-backed fusible web- 2 pieces
- A design or pattern
Step-1: Make the Design
At first, select a design or pattern. Mark the edges and design lines using the transfer method. Now stitch your design and carefully keep spaces around the edges. Cut another fabric and one paper-backed fusible web like this pattern size but in quite a smaller size. Place the fabric on the fusible web paper and then iron it, keeping the iron-on paper.
Step-2: Fabric to Embroidered Patch
Peel off the paper from the fusible web. Now place this on the backside of the embroidered fabric part. Iron on the non-embroidered fabric and fuse all layers together. Again, iron the other fusible web over the fused patch’s blank back. Iron properly so that it gets stability and edges do not come out.
Step-3: Cut Around Shape
At the last step, you have to cut the patch within the edge by keeping the shape intact and leaving a little space at each edge. To be sure that the edge does not fray, you can stitch near the edges.
Now your patch is ready to set on your favorite bag, cloth or face masks.
2. Inkjet Embroidery Patch Making Process
Inkjet patch is another easy patch-making process. If you want your design to set in more detail, then use this process.
- Inkjet printer
- Heavyweight fabric scrap
- Inkjet Transfer Sheet
- Fabric Fuse
Step-1: Get the Design
At first, select a design, or image, or any artwork. Cut it in detailed shape, maintaining the right edge.
Use the Inkjet printer to print the design. Print it on the inkjet transfer sheet. Now iron the sheet directly on the heavyweight fabric cloth. Let it dry for 2 to 3 minutes. Peel off the paperback from the fabric fuse. Make the right shape of the patch by cutting it into the right shape.
Your patch is ready.
3. Felt Sew-on Patch Embroidery Making Process
The felt sew process is reliable for making correct embroidery. The edge finishing is reliable in that it cannot fray away. Stitching will also be at the right place.
- The felt
Step-1: Make the Pattern
Select a design or pattern first. Mark the design lines and edges correctly. To mark it, you can use the tracing method or the water-soluble stabilizer method. In the tracing method, you have to use tracing paper and mark the pattern to keep it on the felt. In the water-soluble stabilizer method, use the stabilizer to mark the pattern on the felt.
Make sure that there is enough space to sew on the lines.
Stitch the pattern on the felt. You can use the stain sewing or stitch at outlines. After finishing sewing, remove the marker. In the case of the tracing paper, tear apart it carefully. And for the water stabilizer, soak it to dissolve the stabilizer material and then dry it.
In the case of wool or cotton made felt, soak it in cold water not to shrink.
You can cut it by maintaining the shape or cut it into a regular circle or square or hexagon shape. It is good to keep enough space to attach it to your cloth or bag. Be careful so that your sewing cannot fall apart.
You can now attach the felt on the cloth or fashionable backpack, or jacket by stitching it around the edges.
4. Faux Machine Embroidery Patch Making Process
Faux embroidery is one of the fastest methods of making patches. If your design is simple with some excellent line alignment, then you can use this process.
- Point sewing needle
- Thread (coordinated)
- Sewing machine
- Heavyweight scrap fabric
Step-1: Select Design
Make a design yourself by drawing or select a design searching from websites.
Step-2: Set Sewing Variables
For faux embroidery, the zigzag stitching is more suitable. So, choose it on your sewing machine settings. Now, set the stitching width at two and length at 0. This setting is correct for the zigzag type stitch. It will keep the line sharp.
Sew with the machine and run your needle around the lines. Change the color of the thread while needed.
The patch is ok, and you can attach it by sticking it on your jacket or bag.
5. Self-Adhesive Embroidery Patch Making Process
The self-adhesive process is more comfortable to attach to your jacket or clothing. It acts as a sticker.
- Heavy stabilizer
- Fabric adhesive capable of permanent peel and stick
Step-1: Placing Design on Fabric
Select a design or pattern and then mark it on the fabric. Now cut the heavy stabilizer and place a layer of this stabilizer at the fabric piece’s back. They keep it on the hoop to embroidery. Now you can stitch the design at every line on both layers. It is good to use a string needle as it becomes quite thick for the stabilizer.
Stick the fabric adhesive, which is permanent peel and stick featured. Now, you can cut the design in the perfect shape around the edges.
Now it is well-fit to stick on your jacket after only peeling the back sheet. This patch stays attached permanently to the surface of the jacket or backpack.
If you have your creative design on your jacket or backpack, it must feel amazing and encouraging. However, it can be a way of making some additional income by doing it for others. So, why not making fashionable embroidery patches yourself and stay with the trend.
Learn how to make embroidered patches by following any of the above methods. When you start it, you may be little-skilled. But after practicing several times, you will have confidence.