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Want to make a patch that you can sew or iron onto a bag or jacket or anything you can sew or iron onto? Have access to an embroidery machine? Sweet! I will walk you through the whole process of making a machine-embroidered patch, from design stage to finishing.

This patch is the logo of the Burners, a gang of freedom fighting teenagers with fast cars, from the cartoon Motorcity on Disney XD (which you should ABSOLUTELYWATCH if you get the chance). This particular patch is a commission for someone who's going to be cosplaying Chuck, the Burners' programmer.

Step 1: Stuff You Need

- a design
- a vector graphics editing package like Illustrator or Inkscape
- embroidery software (I'm using DRAWings and old Husqvarna VIP software)
- a USB drive (or whatever hardware you need to get your embroidery files onto your machine)
- an embroidery machine (I have a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond)
- embroidery hoops that work with your machine
- stabilizer (I'm using water soluble Aqua Magic)
- fabric (I'm using white flag nylon)
- polyester embroidery thread
- polyester bobbin thread
- iron on backing (I'm using stuff from Colman and Company)
- parchment paper
- scissors
- an iron
- some damp paper towels
- a heatproof surface of some description (I use a small glass mirror I got for $5 at Michaels)
- a hotknife (essentially a woodburning tool with a small chisel tip)
<p>I got these patches on kbazaar.etsy.com</p>
Hi there! Reading this, and in awe of your talent and creativity! I have two friends who are both retiring from work soon and absolutely crazy with their Harley Davidson... so much so they want to tour Europe on their bike soon. As a retirement present I want to give them an embroidered patch each in a Harley design which I have already done, but I don't know anyone to make it for me? Anyone out there care to help? If you can, please let me know cost. The companies out there want minimum order and I don't think my friends want 50 patches! Just one each with their names on! My email is: scottjhlee@hotmail.com<br><br>Thanks so much in advance for your help!
<p>Thank you thank you thank you for this crazy brilliant 'structible. It is just what I need to get some use out of my embroidery machine and fix some logos that I refuse to wear. </p>
<p>thank you for your great instructables </p><p>love n peace </p>
<p>Absolutely great instructable. I was interested in the embroidery patch creation process, as someone fond of old school band patches and military patches-- I'm heavily interested in investing in my own machine to make patches from various video games and such. This has made the decision quite a bit easier!</p>
brilliant instructable.
Great instructions!
Fantastic! I never knew about hotknifing or how to make a home embroidered patch look so professional!

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