If you would like to brighten up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can easily sew on badges to obtain the new 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 just a few minutes. Should 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 isn’t very difficult when you know how to get it done.
To do this procedure of sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge in the place in which you desire it. 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. If you are putting the patch on a garment, you ought to fix the patch and after that try the garment on to make sure that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. If the patch requires a little readjustment it can be done at this point easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread you’re using isn’t very long. Keep the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. If the thread is just too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you have the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You could thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it via the eye of the needle. You could also consider the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge and also 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 where you started stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch all the time. Continue stitching around 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 through a single stitch. Pull the thread tightly to secure the knot and then cut off any excess thread that is left. Lastly remove extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in place.
You can also sew on badges with the assistance of a sewing machine in case you don’t wish to accomplish the same yourself. Choose a thread that matched the color of your patch after which tread your machine. You may also choose a contrasting color with regards to the look that you’d like to present your badge. Once this is done you have to start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge as your kick off point and sew all across the edge of your badge utilizing the regular stitch mode ending at your starting point. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use with the badge.