When you want to spice up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you can actually sew on badges to have the fresh 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 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 isn’t very difficult once you know how you can do it.
To start off this procedure of sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge in the place for which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with pins so that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. Now if you are putting the patch over a garment, you need to fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to be sure that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. If your patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread that you’re using isn’t very long. Maintain the thread within a length of approximately 18inches for quick maneuvering. In case your thread is simply too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you have the thread ready make a knot at the end of the thread. You can actually thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it in the eye of your needle. It’s also possible to take the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle like this 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 began stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch continually. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge until you have 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 strongly to secure the knot after which you can cut off any excess thread which is left. Lastly remove the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.
You may as well sew on badges by using a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same manually. Decide on a thread that matched the colour of the patch after which you can tread your machine. You may also pick out a contrasting color depending on the look that you’d like to present your badge. Once this is accomplished you should start sewing you badge. Use the top of the badge as your starting point and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your kick off point. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use with the badge.