If you want to brighten up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to obtain 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 wish 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 begin this procedure of sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge in the place in which you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins to ensure that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. So if you are putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch after which 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 do it at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread you’re using isn’t too long. Keep your thread in a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. In case your thread is simply 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 thread a needle by hand by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it in the eye of the needle. It’s also possible to take the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in such a manner difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge as well as the fabric ensuring that the knot is on the wrong side of the patch. Leave a space of 1/8th of an inch from which you commenced stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch at all times. Continue stitching around the entire perimeter of the badge until you have completely finished 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 then cut off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly remove the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.
You can also sew on badges by using a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same yourself. Pick a thread that matched the hue of your patch and then tread your machine. It’s also possible to pick a contrasting color depending on the look that you like to give your badge. Once this is accomplished you ought to start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge for your starting position and sew all along the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending at your starting point. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be used together with the badge.