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