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!



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All process photos on this page courtesy of Darrell Hirengen.