Embroidery badges can be simply made at your home. All you need is a certain amount of imagination and creativity and you can make customized badges on your own that will not only stick out but will also enable you to get a lot of appreciation. Since badges are usually not too big in size it is simple to make them within a short span of time. Not surprisingly the amount of time which you devote to making these badges will depend on the style, pattern plus your embroidery speed. However, it’s advisable for you to take your time and appreciate making your badge so that you can relish the thrill that you’ll get if you see your hard work coming to life.
To start making your embroidery badges you must start out with deciding the pattern and style. You could check out various embroidery books to have an idea of several models of badges. You could also use the internet and look into the fresh patterns and contemporary styles that are popular. You should also keep the function of the badge in mind. For example a garden club ought to have some flowers in the badge while a sailing club should have a logo which can be linked with boats and sailing.
Now that you’ve concluded on the pattern of the badge you have got to draw this design on paper. Just remember to create a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches that you’ll be using to the patch. Also make the drawing in color using colors that you want for the badge. This can provide a clear knowledge of how your badge will ultimately look.
After drawing the pattern on paper take a tracing sheet and trace the pattern out on it. Then trace it to the cloth on which you’ll be making the badge ensuring that you’ve got a thick outline because this will serve as the main frame of the badge. Fix a backing paper into the back of your pattern and put an embroidery hoop to the cloth. Be sure that your pattern is actually in the center of this hoop to enable you to embroider easily and uniformly. This can also ensure that you aren’t bothered by breaking needles that might break or bend in the event the hoop keeps coming in the way.
All that shall be done now is to do the embroidering. Use a higher thread-count for your outline of the badge as this can give the badge a rather elevated look. It will also have the badge look very professional. Now complete the remainder of the badge embroidering neatly. Satin stitches work effectively as fillers while chain and stem stitches enables you to make borders and outlines.
When you have completed making your embroidery badges you will need to cut these out from the cloth. Leave a Â½ inch seam round the badge and cut the badge out of the main cloth. Then carefully reduce the excess seam. Your badge is now ready to use. You may either use iron on adhesive to stick the badge, stick it right on the garment or even stitch it on.