When you want to spice up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can easily sew on badges to achieve the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately alter the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky within just a few minutes. If you’ve got children and they keep earning badges of merit you would like to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges isn’t very difficult once you know the right way to get it done.
To begin this procedure for sewing on a badge, begin with placing the badge on the place that you want it to be. Now secure the badge well with a few pins so that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. Now if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you need to fix the patch and then try the garment on to be sure that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. If your patch needs a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread that you’re using isn’t too long. Keep the thread within a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If your thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. After you have the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it in the eye of your needle. You may also get the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in such a manner difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge and also the fabric ensuring that the knot is on the wrong side of the patch. Leave a space of 1/8th of an inch from which you commenced stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch continually. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge until you have completed stitching it all the way through. Now knot the thread on the underside of the patch by looping your thread by using a single stitch. Pull the thread firmly to secure the knot and then cut-off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly take off the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in place.
It’s also possible to sew on badges with the assistance of a sewing machine in case you don’t wish to accomplish the same manually. Select a thread that matched the color of your patch after which tread your machine. You can also pick a contrasting color with regards to the look that you would like to give your badge. Once this is done you should start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the surface of the badge as your starting place and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your beginning point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be utilized together with the badge.