When you’d like to spice up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can actually 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 in just a few minutes. In case you have children and they keep earning badges of merit you wish to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges is quite easy when you know the way to get it done.
To do this approach to sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge in the place where you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins so 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 after which you can try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread you are using isn’t too long. Keep the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the thread is 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 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 your needle. You may also take the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in such a manner difficult.
Pass the needle through 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 started stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching around 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 through a single stitch. Pull the thread strongly to secure the knot after which you can cut off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly remove the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position.
You may as well sew on badges with the assistance of a sewing machine in case you don’t wish to do the same by hand. Pick a thread that matched the hue of the patch and then tread your machine. It’s also possible to decide on a contrasting color depending on the look which you want to give your badge. Once this is done you need to start sewing you badge. Use the surface of the badge as your kick off point and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your start line. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.