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How To Make An Embroidery Patch From Hand [Easy DIY]

By July 22, 2020January 5th, 2023No Comments3 min read

Hand Made Embroidered Patch Yourself

A lot of time patch lovers think how much does it cost to have patches sewn on and way to DIY at home. Here is the best step-by-step guide for making a DIY embroidered patch in an easy way.

  1.  Take the patch lining (take something not too thick), fabric, sketch, as well as hoops and threads.
  2.  Now put the sketch under the lining & start tracing it.
  3. If you want a mirrored image then flip the lining  And put the fabric on top.
  4. Now place the smaller part of the hoop under the fabric and start tightening the bulk to fit over.
  5. Now pull the edges of the fabric so that it stretches like a drum.

When I did, I started with yellow, as it will be the most on the patch. You can turn on the flashlight on your phone and put it down to see the sketch better.

  •  Start your embroidery from the inside.
  •  Tie a knot at the end of the thread
  •  Now bring the needle out to the front side

Hand made embroidered patch

I started at the very top where yellow will start and continued sewing down with horizontal stitches.

  •  Line by line, right to left

By the way, if you cut off unnecessary threads, then the inside turns out a little better.  If you run out of thread or change color, you need to cut the thread

Then divide its tip into two equal parts. It is usually made up of 6 small strands, so you get 3 and 3, and you take one piece.

And thread it under the very last stitch and tie a double knot, first on the right then on the left;  Again, trim off the excess.

And to make the next color you repeat the previous steps.

  •  Tie a knot at the end of the thread
  • Thread the needle out from the inside.
  •  Now, make vertical stitches on the “crust”

Just because now that you’re done with the colors, you should add lines.

To fill them up you need to start. From the inside out  Leading the needle out where you start sewing.

Keep sewing until you fill in all the lines. Once finished, remove the hoop and backing.

This is where I screwed up because I didn’t have to immediately cut the patch

(apparently, he forgot to sew on the mount, not very legible)

But in general, everything turned out to be normal.

  •  Cut a piece of thermal fabric to fit the patch
  •  The thermal fabric has a hard and smooth side
  • Place the smooth side out (i.e. the hard side to the patch)

Put the fabric on the patch, because, but what if, and start ironing. Iron very carefully,  All sides (just don’t stick the patch to the iron).

It is time to remove the fabric that protected the iron from damage and cut off the excess fabric.

  1. Try to do this as close to the patch as possible, but leave a couple of millimeters on each side
  2. Now remove the paper from the adhesive side.
  3.  Now glue a little so that the patch does not fray over time, a little on each side.

When it’s dry, the last step awaits you. Piping edging starts from the inside and pulls the needle out.

Just sew. From seamy side to front stitch by stitch


Sew around the patch as close to the main picture as possible. Thus, no fabric remnants will be visible and the patch will not fray. And as before, split the thread in two and tie a knot from the back side then trim the excess and voila! You now have a patch and you can iron it anywhere now.

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