Methods to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you’d like to spice up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you can actually sew on badges to have the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately change the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky within just a few minutes. When you’ve got children and they keep earning badges of merit you would want to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges is quite easy once you know the right way to get it done.

To start off this process of sewing on a badge, begin with placing the badge in the place in which you want it to be. Now secure the badge well with some pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. Now if you are putting the patch over a garment, you must fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to make sure that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.

Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you are using isn’t very long. Keep the thread within a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the dogtransfers thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. After you have the thread ready make a knot at the end of the thread. You can thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it through the eye of your needle. You could also consider the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle like this 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 began stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch all the time. Continue stitching around 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 way of a single stitch. Pull the thread tightly to secure the knot and then cut-off any excess thread which is left. Lastly remove the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.

You may as well sew on badges with the aid of a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same yourself. Select a thread that matched the colour of your patch and then tread your machine. You may also select a contrasting color depending on the look that you like to give your badge. Once this is accomplished you need to start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge for your kick off point and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your start line. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.