When you want to liven up a piece of clothing, 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. 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 is quite easy when you know how you can do it.
To start this process of sewing on a badge, begin with placing the badge on the place in which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with some pins so it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you ought to fix the patch and then try the garment on to make sure that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. If your patch requires a little readjustment you can do it at this point easily.
Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you are using isn’t very long. Keep your thread within a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. In case your thread is just too long then you might get bothered by knots. After you have the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can actually thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it in the eye of the needle. You may also consider the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in such a manner difficult.
Pass the needle in 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 began 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 firmly to secure the knot and after that 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 aid of a sewing machine if you don’t wish to do the same manually. Pick a thread that matched the colour of your patch after which tread your machine. It’s also possible to select a contrasting color with regards to the look that you’d like to give your badge. Once this is successfully done you ought to start sewing you badge. Use the surface of the badge for your starting position 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 to be utilized with the badge.