When you want to brighten up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to have the fresh 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 in just a few minutes. In case you have 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 when you know the way to get it done.
To start off this procedure of sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge to the place for which you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins so it dog transfer stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. Now if you are putting the patch on a garment, you must fix the patch and after that try the garment on to ensure that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. In case your patch requires a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you are using isn’t too long. Keep your thread at a length of approximately 18inches for quick maneuvering. If the thread is just 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 actually thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of the needle. You can also consider the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle this way difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge and also 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 which you started stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch at all times. Continue stitching round the entire perimeter of the badge till 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 after that cut-off any excess thread that 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 after which tread your machine. You may as well choose a contrasting color depending on the look which you want to present your badge. Once this is done you should start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the top of the badge as your kick off point and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your kick off point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage together with the badge.