When you’d like to spice up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can sew on badges to have the fresh 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 you can get it done.
To start off this procedure for sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge over the place where you want it to be. Now secure the badge well with a few pins to ensure that it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. So if you happen to be putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch and then try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread you’re using isn’t too long. Maintain the thread in a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. In case your thread is just too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you have the thread ready make a knot at the end of the thread. You could thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it in the eye of the needle. You may also consider the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle like this difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge and the fabric being 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 the last stitch continually. 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 through a single stitch. Pull the thread tightly to secure the knot after which cut-off any excess thread that is left. Lastly take off the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.
You can also sew on badges with the help of a sewing machine if you don’t wish to accomplish the same manually. Pick a thread that matched the color of your patch after which tread your machine. You can also decide on a contrasting color depending on the look that you want to present your badge. Once this is accomplished you should start sewing you badge. Use the surface of the badge as your starting place and sew all along the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending in your beginning 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.