How to Create, Design or Make Your Own Iron-on Embroidery Patches

Written by melody henderson
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Create, Design or Make Your Own Iron-on Embroidery Patches
Embroidered patches have many uses. (embroidery image by Ni Chun from Fotolia.com)

Embroidery patches are a fun way to cover a hole or worn spot. They can personalise a fabric purse or tote bag. Sewing them on can be difficult, though, and turning a patch into an iron-on makes the project easier. If you already have a design or piece of embroidery work, you can turn it easily into an iron-on patch.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Iron-on transfer paper
  • Copier or printer
  • Needles
  • Embroidery threads in your choice of colours
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Scissors
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Fusible web

Show MoreHide

Instructions

    Create Your Design

  1. 1

    Create a design on a piece of paper. This can be done digitally with your computer or by hand.

    How to Create, Design or Make Your Own Iron-on Embroidery Patches
    Draw a design or create one with a computer. (heart - drawing image by Bartlomiej Nowak from Fotolia.com)
  2. 2

    Copy the design onto iron-on transfer paper, following the manufacturer's instructions.

  3. 3

    Iron the design onto a piece of fabric or canvas that you plan to embroider.

    How to Create, Design or Make Your Own Iron-on Embroidery Patches
    Leave plenty of border around the design. (ironing clothes image by weim from Fotolia.com)
  4. 4

    Embroider your design, using your choice of colours and stitches.

    How to Create, Design or Make Your Own Iron-on Embroidery Patches
    Be sure to hide knots on the back of the design. (cucire a ricamo image by Dario URSO from Fotolia.com)

    Making Your Design an Iron-on

  1. 1

    Cut an embroidered design slightly larger than you want the finished patch to be.

  2. 2

    Cut a piece of fusible interfacing slightly smaller than your embroidered piece. Iron the sticky side to the back of the embroidered piece, following manufacturer's directions on package. This stabilises and gives strength to the patch. Trim the patch to the desired size.

  3. 3

    Cut a piece of fusible web the same size as the embroidery patch.

  4. 4

    Place a cut piece of fusible web where you want the patch on the jeans or other item. Put the prepared patch on the fusible web, making sure no edges of the web stick out. Use an iron to apply the patch, following manufacturer's instructions on fusible web.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a pressing cloth to protect the embroidered design.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.