When you’d like to liven up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you can 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 within just a few minutes. In case you have children and they keep earning badges of merit you would like 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 this process of sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge in the place in which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with pins so that it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now if you are putting the patch over a garment, you must fix the patch and then try the garment on to ensure that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. If the patch requires a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this point easily.
Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you are using isn’t very long. Keep the thread at a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. In case your thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. When 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 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 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 commenced stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch continually. Continue stitching surrounding 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 by way of a single stitch. Pull the thread securely to secure the knot after which cut-off any excess thread that is left. Lastly remove 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 do the same yourself. Choose a thread that matched the hue of the patch and then tread your machine. It’s also possible to select a contrasting color with regards to the look that you would like to present your badge. Once this is successfully done you have to start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the surface of the badge for your kick off point and sew all along the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending in your starting position. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use with the badge.