If you’re a regular follower, you know we recently kicked off a special series and have been shouting from the rooftops about how, “Sewing is a Real Life Survival Skill!” It’s true, and in partnership with our friends at Janome, we’ve turned our series emblem into a cool machine embroidery patch. It’s offered as a design download in the seven major machine embroidery file formats in our Sew4Home Etsy Shop.

In addition, you can download a full-color PDF of the design for free below should you wish to use our emblem as an iron-on transfer. There is also a second page in the PDF that is an outline version to use as a template for your own hand embroidery or… maybe just to print and color for fun.


Our custom patch is emblazoned with the Sewing – A Real Life Survival Skill logo at the top, but the bottom has been slightly altered, removing sponsor IDs and replacing them with a phrase that heralds YOU as a Maker with the slogan: “I Sew. I’m Ready.”


The finished size is approximately 3½” in diameter. Our samples were sewn with Sulky 30wt Cotton Thread, Sulky 40wt Rayon Thread, and Sulky Bobbin Thread.


The patch comes out very stable yet it is still flexible enough to apply to a variety of surfaces and projects. Add one to a jacket, backpack, tote, sewing machine cover, caddy organizer, anywhere you want to show your sewing pride!


A Sewing Survival patch would be a great gift for your sewing pals!

As mentioned above, the design is available in our S4H Etsy Shop for just $2.99 in the seven main home embroidery formats: ART, EXP, JEF, JPX, PES, VIP, and VP3.

Click here to jump to Etsy.

Click here to download the emblem as a FREE PDF.

The PDF, when printed at actual size (do not shrink to fit), contains ONE design at actual size (3½”) and one design in a larger size (6”). The first page in the PDF is the full color version in both sizes. The second page in the PDF is a black and white outline version at a 7” diameter size.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free program, to download the PDF. We’ve minimized the file size, but please be patient with the download process. In addition, make sure you have the latest version of Acrobat Reader, and the latest version of your printer driver. Adobe does always recommend a re-start of your computer with any update. If you are experiencing printing issues, you can also try the Print as Image option in your printer’s browser window. This option is often under the Advanced tab. You can also save the downloaded PDF to your computer and print from there.

Contributors

Emblem Design: Anne Adams
Digitizing and Instructional Notes: Michele Mishler

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Lori Martin
Lori Martin
25 days ago

I got mine made! I wish I could post a picture of it. I used red instead of the teal. All of my mask making friends love it!

Alex Stewart
Alex Stewart
1 month ago

LOVe the patch but find it ironic that it is available only to those who own a machine that does all the embroidery (work) for you. Not really a survival skill as compared to someone who can do it without the machine.

Alex Stewart
Alex Stewart
1 month ago
Reply to  Liz Johnson

That would be great Liz if you could sell finished patches. I have been sewing for 50 year so I consider sewing a lifelong survival skill. Can’t afford an expensive embroidery machine nor do I think I want one. Thanks for considering selling the completed patch.

Veronica
Veronica
1 month ago

I love this, but for those of us who do not have a home embroidery machine will there be an opportunity to buy the patch already embroidered?

pam
pam
1 month ago

Absolutely love this one

genevieve puygranier
genevieve puygranier
1 month ago

Merci pour ce bel écusson et pour les explications

Sandra Gilmer
Sandra Gilmer
1 month ago

I have been successful in downloading the jef file. There are no instructions with the downloaded file .Usually the other embroidery sites provide a separate pdf file with the construction instructions with the embroidery file. How can I print off a copy of the instructions to go with the embroidery file? Thank you.

Sandra Gilmer
Sandra Gilmer
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandra Gilmer

OK I did find a print option on the left hand side of the page and could successfully print the instructions. There doesn’t seem to be a pdf format file to download and save. Thanks for the cute patch. I hope to make it soon on my new Janome 550E.

Liz Johnson
Liz Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandra Gilmer

Hi Sandra – Excellent – and right above the print icon is the Acrobat icon for a PDF download. You’re set! Love the 550E!!

SUSAN M BENNETT
SUSAN M BENNETT
1 month ago

How can I download the instructions please?

Marg Morris
Marg Morris
1 month ago

Thank you for the patches. They’re cute. I did purchase the 12000 a few years ago. I used to be able to hand embroider but arthritis caught up with my ageing hands. Also very handy for making gifts, particularly when there are kids involved.

Lolita v Cox
Lolita v Cox
1 month ago

Thanks so much. I am fairly new at machine embroidery and this small project will give me instant gratification. Thanks so much, again.

M Wong
M Wong
1 month ago

I thought the patch was cool, until I realized you need a fancy embroidery machine to make it yourself. I’m a quilter and I also hand-embroider. Not gonna buy another expensive machine. Too bad you aren’t selling patches.

Gram
Gram
1 month ago
Reply to  Liz Johnson

It didn’t hit the nail on the head for me either. I’ve been a sewist for 64 years and a quilter since 1976. I also am not about to invest in a pricey embroidery machine at my age. I embroider the original way…by hand. It would be a nice gesture though, to recognize all sewists by offering them as a recognition of years spent perfecting our skills and sewing for charitable causes.

Momo
Momo
1 month ago

I wish I had an embroidery machine, too, but at nearly 80 years of age, I’m not going to buy one, LOL! I would, however, love to display the patch on my email, so if you have a nice hi-res transparent background PNG, I’d love to use it!

Rochelle @ eSheep Designs

Guess I should also give a “Yay!” to Anne for the design. 😉

Glad this post is finally ready for the masses – thank you for the gift… makes me wish I had an embroidery machine.

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