If you want to brighten up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to obtain the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately affect the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky within just a few minutes. If you have children and they keep earning badges of merit you wish to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges isn’t very difficult when you know how to do it.
To do this process of sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge in the place where you want it. Now secure the badge well with some pins so it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. So if you are putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch and after that try the garment on to be certain that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. If your patch requires a little readjustment you can do it at this point easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread that you’re using isn’t very long. Keep the thread at a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If your thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you’ve the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it in the eye of the needle. You could also consider the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner 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 your last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge until you have finished 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 which is 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 if you don’t wish to do the same manually. Choose a thread that matched the colour of the patch and then tread your machine. You could also decide on a contrasting color with regards to the look which you want to provide your badge. Once this is successfully done you have to start sewing you badge. Utilize the surface of the badge as your starting position and sew all across the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending at your starting position. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.