Chainstitch Process

Each piece is handmade stitch-by-stitch in my home studio in Denver, Colorado.

Join me as I create an iron-on patch from start to finish!

 

First, the machine must be optimized and configured by project. There's a lot of thread scribbling that goes on around here!

 

Then, I digitally prepare the design and get the template ready for stitching on felt backing.

 

 

Time to stitch!

 

 

Lastly, I finish off each patch, add an iron-on backing, and meticulously cut it out by hand.

 

 

But not without a lot of smiles and silliness!

 

 

And there you have it! A one-of-a-kind, handmade chainstitch patch!

 

 

Shop handmade patches or get in touch to find out more about me and my process!

All process photos on this page courtesy of Darrell Hirengen.