Step 1. Hoop water soluble backing (alone). Load a suitable design and embroider the first thread. You may use any color because it'll be hidden.
Step 2. Position a piece of applique fabric over the hooped backing. You may stick it over the outlined area with temporary spray adhesive that will hold the fabric in place. Embroider the second thread of patch design.
Step 3. Remove the hoop but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Cut excess fabric edges as close to seam edge as you can.
Step 4. Insert the hoop back into your machine and embroider the rest of design following thread change list. Finished!
TIP: In order to use patch-type designs as appliqué, you can use regular backing and fabric instead of water soluble stabilizer.
You can also use these designs as regular embroidery (in addition to patch-type and appliqué uses). In order to use this particular design as regular embroidery you need to skip over first and second threads that are needed in order to make appliqué.
View Suitable Designs! The only condition for embroidering designs in this technique is using specially digitized designs for this purpose. On our site you will find several embroidery collections specifically made for standalone patch embroidering.
Collection includes 3 designs of Christian Crosses. All the designs are made in appliqué technique, but also can be used as standalone patches. Each design is offered in 2 sizes for 5x7 and 6x10-inch hoops.
Collection includes designs of porcelain teapot and tea caps. All the designs are made in appliqué technique, but also can be used as standalone patches. Each design is offered in 3 sizes for 4x4, 5x7 and 7x7-inch hoops.