TUTORIAL: How to Make Machine Embroidered Patches

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1) Picture & word tutorial on how to make machine embroidered patches using Ditto as an example
2) File of Ditto patch to use as you "embroider along with me"
[File formats included within ZIP file: PES, JEF, DST, HUS, SEW, VIP, XXX]
3) The warm fuzzy feeling of helping out a needy college student who is paying her tuition (after an academic merit scholarship) out of pocket
4) E-mail/Etsy message support if you have any questions



1) Embroidery Machine
2) Purple Felt
3) Embroidery Thread (Black & Dark Pink)
4) Medium Weight Tear-Away Stabilizer
5) Sharp Scissors
6) Hot knife (Or wood-burner)*
7) Piece of Glass (4in x 4in) [I used the glass from a dollar store picture frame]*

*Optional for finishing details



I DO NOT CARE what you do with the patches you create. You can sell them, you can give them away as gifts, you can create a small army of them... Just please don't share this tutorial or PES file with anyone outside of your household. Thank you!

    Average review
    Jun 14, 2017 by GentleMoonBell
    Super helpful!! My first project!
    Feb 22, 2017 by Taylor Potts
    I had no idea how to even begin making patches. This tutorial cleared up a lot of my doubts.
    Oct 3, 2016 by Freya Asikari
    SoapyBacon always has great tutorials :)
    Jan 23, 2016 by Jackie Ashley
    Easy to follow tutorial, highly recommend if you just got an embroidery machine and you're wanting to make patches :)
    Mar 20, 2015 by ThrashTrash

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