When you’d like to liven up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you could sew on badges to obtain the fresh look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately replace the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky in just a few minutes. If you have 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 when you know the right way to do it.
To do this procedure for sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge over the place for which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch over a garment, you need to fix the patch after which try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment you can do it at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you are using isn’t too long. Maintain the thread at a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. In case your thread is too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you’ve the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can actually thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it through the eye of the needle. You could also take the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this way difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge as well as the fabric making sure that the knot is on the wrong side of the patch. Leave a space of 1/8th of an inch from where you started stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch at all times. Continue stitching around the entire perimeter of the badge until you have completely finished stitching it all the way through. Now knot the thread on the underside of the patch by looping your thread using a single stitch. Pull the thread firmly to secure the knot after which cut off any excess thread that is left. Lastly take off extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.
It’s also possible to sew on badges with the assistance of a sewing machine in case you don’t want to do the same manually. Pick a thread that matched the hue of the patch and then tread your machine. You may as well pick out a contrasting color depending on the look that you want to provide your badge. Once this is achieved you ought to start sewing you badge. Use the top of the badge for your starting place and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your start line. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage together with the badge.