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MacMorrighan
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Date: 9/9/13 9:33 PM

Hey guys, I'd like to make some digitally embroidered patches, but I can't find any information on using one's embroidery machine for making patches and ensuring that they don't fall apart after the fact.
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Date: 9/9/13 10:11 PM

I'm not sure quite what you mean, but when I make patches I either put a border (usually satin stitch) around the figure or words, or digitize the edge of the figure itself with an appliqué stitch.

If your machine doesn't include a variety of borders, they can be purchased very inexpensively from urban threads or any of the embroidery pattern sellers. A rectangle and an oval will work for most things.
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Date: 9/10/13 0:01 AM

Do you want to digitize patches and embroider your own patches,or embroider on blank patches ? Buying laser equipment to cut the patches or cutting dies for shapes etc. is expensive.Embroidery Library sells patch shapes design packs and also has free tutorials on how to embroider on patches.

International Bernina blog has a free patch embroidery design,the download is at the bottom of the page here,just click on download,if you like to.
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Date: 9/10/13 9:32 AM

Link for patch kit here

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Date: 9/10/13 9:59 AM

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Date: 9/10/13 10:03 AM

Check out the tutorial on embroiderylibrary.com

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Date: 9/10/13 2:45 PM

The reason I ask is because I have heard that an embroidered patch must be "finished off" somehow, with a special backing or the edges must be heat-sealed, etc. I would like to view EmbroideryLibrary.Com's tutorial.
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Date: 9/10/13 4:45 PM

I think the plastic backing on patches is more for ease of handling than to keep them from falling apart. You could probably add an extra layer of stabilizer underneath before the satin edge to achieve the same end.
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Date: 9/10/13 9:25 PM

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I think the plastic backing on patches is more for ease of handling than to keep them from falling apart. You could probably add an extra layer of stabilizer underneath before the satin edge to achieve the same end.
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Yep. A patch with good backing and a good tight border will not fall apart. The most important thing is to use a substantial fabric to begin with.

Unless you're planning on going into business, I wouldn't mess with all the dies and plastic backing. Perfectly good patches can be made from tightly woven fabrics ad a good border, you just have to trim carefully.

Right now I'm working on a sorta copy of the Gram Parsons Nudie jacket and even a seed stitch will keep fairly intricate patches from raveling.

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Date: 9/11/13 4:40 AM

Quote: MacMorrighan
I would like to view EmbroideryLibrary.Com's tutorial.

Here is one Embroidery Library patches tutorial,there are others too.
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