Patch Celebration!

Every patch has a story. Make it your own.

Each patch was inspired from my 15 years of working with Eileen Roche at Designs in Machine Embroidery. Between Eileen and me, we have earned each of the patches. Oh, the stories we can tell!

Patch Celebration includes 12 patches to commemorate machine embroidery obstacles, triumphs and general mess making!

How many patches have you earned? What stories can you tell? Read on for the background stories to some of my favorite patches in the collection:

Broken Needle Club
My early days of embroidering were fearful. I'd break needles and wondered where the bits and pieces of needles would disappear to. Why isn't there a "crumb" catcher like a toaster at the bottom of the embroidery machine? Many broken needles later, I am a more confident embroiderer and I've proudly earned this badge. Whether you're new to machine embroidery or have been stitching for years–a broken needle or two... or four are bound to happen over a period of time!

I Stitched My First T-Shirt This patch is special. I'm the type that is afraid to try–what if I mess up? What if I ruin a perfectly good t-shirt? But you and I know we all have to start somewhere. That’s how we learn. You’ll notice the heart design on the t-shirt is intentionally misplaced. This is to celebrate trying instead of focusing on perfection. The next attempt at stitching a t-shirt... or the one after that... will be better!

Patch Celebration includes:

  • 12 embroidery design patches
  • 4 Printable Gift Tags
  • Instructions
  • Color Sequence Chart

Select your favorite fabrics and thread colors to personalize the patches. Each patch fits within a 4" x 4" hoop and are quick and easy to stitch. Pair this product with the Patch Maker Kit to turn the patches into iron-ons.

If you can relate to these badges, you are in good company!

Hoop Requirements: 4" x 4"
Formats include: ART, C2S, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3, XXX
Supplies needed: Patch Maker Kit: Heavy Duty Water Soluble Stabilizer & Patch Attach
Scraps of quilting-weight cotton or twill fabric
All patches are 3"


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