If you want to decorate a piece of clothing, 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 affect the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky in a matter of minutes. When you’ve got 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 when you know the right way to do it.
To do this procedure for sewing on a badge, begin with placing the badge over the place in which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch and after that try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. In case your patch requires a little readjustment it can be done at this time easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread that you’re using isn’t very long. Keep your thread within a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. In case your thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you have the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of your needle. You may also take the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle this way difficult.
Pass the needle in the badge as well as 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 at all times. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge till 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 strongly to secure the knot after which you can cut-off any excess thread which is left. Lastly take off the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.
You can also sew on badges with the assistance of a sewing machine if you don’t wish to accomplish the same manually. Select a thread that matched the colour of your patch and then tread your machine. You could also select a contrasting color with regards to the look that you like to give your badge. Once this is successfully done you have to start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge for your starting point and sew all along the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending in your beginning point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be used together with the badge.