If you would like to spice up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you could sew on badges to achieve the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately replace 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 the way to do it.
To start off this process of sewing on a badge, begin with placing the badge over the place that you want it to be. Now secure the badge well with a few pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you must fix the patch and after that try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. If the patch needs a little readjustment you can do it at this time easily.
Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread you’re using isn’t too long. Keep the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If your thread is simply 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 actually thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of the needle. You may also get the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this 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 where you commenced stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch at all times. Continue stitching round the entire perimeter of the badge until 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 strongly to secure the knot and then 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.
It’s also possible to sew on badges through the help of a sewing machine in case you don’t want to do the same manually. Select a thread that matched the color of your patch after which tread your machine. You could also decide on a contrasting color with regards to the look that you’d like to give your badge. Once this is achieved you have to start sewing you badge. Makes use of the top of the badge as your kick off point and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your starting position. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be utilized together with the badge.