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AFRICA MAP DRESS PATCH (learn simple steps)

Simple steps in designing Africa map dress patch

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Africa Map dress patch – In this post, we will show some simple ways to add the Africa Map patch to your dress. The methods in this post need just a few materials and techniques. Whether you are a seamstress, fashion designer, or not you can carry out these tips. 

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Sophisticated outfits are dresses that showcase creativity and uniqueness in their design. Some people love adding a bit twist to their dresses so they can stand out. 

I know you might be wondering how people come about adding the African map dress patch to their dresses. Truth be told, even though it looks like a difficult task, it isn’t. This is a very simple Technique one can easily do with little required materials. 

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All images used in this post are gotten from Inudun African clothing. visit their site

Below are some of the materials required in adding an Africa Map dress patch to your clothes. 

Heat and bond ultra hold

You can get this in the market. It can be purchased in any fashion and design material vendor. The cost is very cheap, it is very affordable. Makes sure you get the original if you want your African map dress patch to be beautiful and neat. 

Scissors 

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To achieve a simple and accurate shape of your African map dress patch, get sharp scissors. Ensure you use a medium size scissors. Using smallest or biggest size scissors won’t give you a clean work.

Map of Africa outline

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You can get an already designed map of Africa outline or design one. If you are a good artist you can sketch a simple Africa map. Although, this is something almost everyone can sketch. You just need to get the shape of Africa, no much design is needed. So, to get started in adding an African map dress patch you will need a map of Africa outline. 

Already made clothe 

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Additionally, in other to add an Africa map dress patch, you will be needing an already made clothing. This could be a sweatshirt or t-shirt or even polo wear. Use any Top of your choice. Avoid using too light material. Materials or prints that are too light might not withstand the bonding heat. In order to avoid your cloth getting burnt, use hard cloth material. 

Marker

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Although you can use your pen in making, Marker is the best to use. Maker gives a bold, clear, and visible line. Use a marker to avoid drawing a faint line which will lead to mistakes. You might use a pen and end up missing your target lines. 

Sewing Machine or Hand needle 

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The  major work comes in using the sewing machine or hand needle. Whether you have a sewing machine or not you can always use your hand needle. Hand needle may not give you a neat work a lease you know how to use it effectively. When using a hand needle be very careful with tracing your lines. Maintain a single line stitch when using a hand needle.

Fabrics

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Your main material for Africa map dress patch is your fabrics. Make sure the fabrics you are using for the map patch are beautiful fabrics. The quality of your fabrics determines how beautiful your outcome will be. Choose very beautiful and unique fabrics. Try to also consider the textile of your fabrics. It is also important to check if it has good quality.  For best patch use Ankara print. 

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N/b: All these materials can be purchased in the market. In addition, it can also be gotten in any fashion and design material vendor.

These are the basic requirements needed to add an Africa map dress patch to your clothing. 

Let’s get started with steps in adding Africa map dress patch 

First step: Cutting out your map

Your first step is to cut the already sketched Africa map with scissors. Make sure you cut out the map neatly. Avoid making any mistakes, cut slowly, and accurately. 

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Second step: place the map on your heat and bond ultra hold.

This second step requires you to be extremely careful. To achieve this, you would need to flip your map carefully on your heat and bond ultra hold. Place it on the clue side of the heat and bond ultra hold. After placing your Africa map on the bond, trace the map and draw on it. Use maker in tracing the map on your bond. Ensure to draw carefully and accurately. 

Immediately after drawing, cut out the drawn Africa map from the heat and bond ultra hold. Calm down and cut the map from your bond. Follow the trace of the line when cutting. 

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Third step: placing heat and bond on fabric

The next step is placing the heat and bond on fabric after cutting out the Africa map. To get a gorgeous Africa map dress patch ensure you place your bond in the most beautiful point. After placing on the fabric you then cut out with the map neatly.

 Press down your heat and bond onto the fabric for it to sit properly. Use hot pressing iron on the already attached map and fabric. Iron till it sticks tightly on the fabric. It is very important to make sure the heat and bond is firm on the fabric

Fourth step: cutting the fabric and place it on the clothing you wish to use for your Africa map dress patch

Once after sitting, trace the Africa map and cut your fabric properly. Don’t make any mistakes in cutting. Observe and cut your fabric maintaining the straight lines.

Place the Africa map dress patch on your desired clothing. 

N/b: allow the heated bond to cool down and fuse to the fabric before placing on your desired clothing. 

Detach the heated bond from the fabrics and place them on your clothing. Place the map on your desired position and point. Iron the glue fabrics on the cloth with medium heat. 

And lastly, you can sew the placed Africa map fabric on your cloth either with your sewing machine are hand needle. 

Viola, your African map dress patch is ready! 

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