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Patch Attack!Who doesn’t enjoy patches? From our early days in Scouts, some of the first things we often collect are patches. Merit badges, rock bands we love, or just quirky patches are some of the most fun things we have to dress up a shirt, a bag, or the back pocket of a pair of well loved jeans.

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Don’t be afraid of wild color choices, customers for my Etsy shop often ask me for neons, or wild calico prints. There are also many printed felts that can become part of the patch design with a little fussy cutting.

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Grab your felt, if you canada goose outlet toronto address are using a 9×12 sheet, just cut it into 4 squares, this is enough for 4 patches.

Your first line stitched will be your placement line. If you use the adhesive spray, then give a light spray to this square, and pat your felt down. I don’t use it if I can avoid it, and I’ve found felt clings just fine to Fabri Solvy. Your next stitch will stitch your felt down for you. You’re going to remove your hoop from the machine once this is done, and trim close to the stitch line for that perfect patch.

On this particular patch, the large design is next, it is pretty stitch intensive on this one, and even going 650 stitches per minute (SPM), this can take some time. Clean up around your work area, or take some time to relax, don’t leave your machine entirely unintended, sometimes just blinking is a secret single for your machine to chew up the felt, bird’s nest, or rise from the table 5 inches and slowly spin as the demon currently possessing it has some fun at your canada goose outlet seattle expense. Now would be a good time to canada goose jacket outlet uk Facebook.

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Text is next, switch canada goose outlet belgium back to your main color, in this case, black. And lastly, the border patch, which will add a heavy satin stitch, just like a “real” patch. You’ve now officially just made your first real patch!

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Sometimes, you are left with “fuzz” around the outside of your new patch. No worries, grab your lighter (yep, just a plain old Bic) and gently run it along the edge of the patch while lit. Don’t get so close you melt the canada goose outlet washington dc thread, but get close enough that the flame causes the “fuzzies” to melt away.

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I also have found that if I rinse my patch, and let it dry, a fast blast from a steam iron really perks the patch up, giving a far more crisp, and professional look to the patch. Make sure you have the steam on! Nothing worse than melted felt on an iron. Wool felt doesn’t melt like this, but still have your steam on, and using your iron’s steam button, blast a couple of hits into your patch, you can also place the patch between the layers of a kitchen towel if you are worried you’ll melt something. But don’t worry, felt is pretty sturdy stuff.

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Selling PatchesSelling patches to customers who are looking for unique and interesting patches to collect can bring in some nice income. But the old pricing formula which works for pricing so many other things, really doesn’t help much with patches. They are usually done pretty fast, and often have only a couple of color changes.

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How many color changes did I use? I currently carry two patches in my store that only use one or two colors. But another patch, “The Tribal Seal” has 11 changes, although the last three are simple stops, and you don’t have to actually change the color.

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My Tribal Seal patch is honestly one of those pieces of custom work, that when an order comes in, I shudder. I love the patch itself, the design is fantastic, the colors always look wonderful, and it has a good canada goose outlet michigan price tag to go with it. But it has jumps galore, 11 color changes, and is often my most failing patch that I may do 3 of before getting one I can send to a customer.

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