But then during the two hour flight I had this bright idea…A little “boo boo patch” that documents how the injury occurred,
I figured if it’s going to stand out then it might as well be something fun to look at, right?I also made another one with her name…just for fun…The airplane patch is made out of a light-weight jersey knit which was not my brightest idea. I chose form over function & my stitches suffered because of it. The heart is cotton flannel which worked MUCH better.
A few tips for your patches…
1.) Work with an embroidery hoop, it makes life SO much easier. Also I drew my designs with fabric markers 1st, I don’t mind that the ink shows up between my stitches but if you do you could use a water soluble pen.2.) I didn’t want to stitch my patches onto the blanket because I didn’t think it would “lay” nicely with the two layers stitched together. So to attach the patches I used non-sewable interfacing. I have the say the edges where the blanket stitching was didn’t adhere too well so I went back & used some iron-on hem tape cut to size. It did the trick. Also I ironed on the interfacing before doing my embroidery, it gave the fabric a bit more stability.
I hope you like, homemade patches are pretty fun. I wonder what else I could stick them on?
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