If you want to liven up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to have the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately alter the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky in a matter of 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 once you know how to do it patchs.
To start this process of sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge to the place in which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with some pins so that it stays in place and doesnâ€™t shift when you are sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you need to fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to ensure that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you’re using isnâ€™t too long. Keep the thread within a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. If the thread is 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 could thread a needle by hand by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it through the eye of your needle. You may also take the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge and 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 began stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch all the time. 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 using a single stitch. Pull the thread firmly to secure the knot and after that cut off any excess thread that is left. Lastly take off the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position buy badges.
It’s also possible to sew on badges through the help of a sewing machine in case you donâ€™t wish to do the same manually. Decide on a thread that matched the hue of your patch and then tread your machine. You can also decide on a contrasting color depending on the look that you would like to give your badge. Once this is accomplished you have to start sewing you badge. Use the surface of the badge for your starting position and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your starting point. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be utilized together with the badge.