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
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Things you need
- Iron-on transfer paper
- Copier or printer
- Embroidery threads in your choice of colours
- Ironing board
- Fusible interfacing
- Fusible web
Create a design on a piece of paper. This can be done digitally with your computer or by hand.
Copy the design onto iron-on transfer paper, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Iron the design onto a piece of fabric or canvas that you plan to embroider.
Embroider your design, using your choice of colours and stitches.
Create Your Design
Cut an embroidered design slightly larger than you want the finished patch to be.
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.
Cut a piece of fusible web the same size as the embroidery patch.
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.
Making Your Design an Iron-on
Tips and warnings
- Use a pressing cloth to protect the embroidered design.
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