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Embroider Your Own Patches

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Valentines Day DIY Idea

If you love the look of the a handmade patch, here's a kit to make your own. 

This Valentine's Day, make a patch for your sweetheart or best gal pal with a DIY patch kit. It's easier than you think, and you can customize colors too! 

Kits come with everything you need to make a patch, including printed instructions.

DIY Patch Making Kit

It's easier than it looks, though will take a few hours to stitch it up. Still not convinced? Here's a quick DIY tour of the process. 

Stick it on and start stitching

Embroidery kit by wrenbirdarts

diy patch kit by wrenbirdarts

Use the printed instructions to follow step by step.

diy patch kit

Embroidery Tip: How to keep a knot free back

embroidery trick

When you've reached the end of your thread, weave the end back into the embroidery, and the back of your patch won't have any knots. You don't have to do this, but it does look really nice. 

diy patch kit

Look at all of those gorgeous satin stitches!

Now for the text

diy patch kit

A few chain stitches, and now we are ready to get rid of the sticky back. 

It's as easy as a quick rinse under warm water

Sulky magic

 

rinse off the pattern

You can scrub lightly with your fingers to remove any stubborn pieces. 

finished patch by wrenbirdarts

Now, let your patch air dry for a few hours. 

And Cut! (Carefully)

trim your patch

Trim around the heart, leaving a felt border around the outside. 

love patch kit

Now, stitch it to your favorite jacket or tote bag. 

valentines day diy idea

Other Designs Too!

diy patch kits by wrenbirdarts

These really are so much fun to make. And if you aren't into the colors you see here, switch it up!

 


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