Tips on how to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you’d like to decorate an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to have the fresh 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 a matter of minutes. If you’ve got 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 when you know the way to get it done.

To start this process of sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge in the place in which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with some pins in order that it stays in place 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 then try the garment on to make sure that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. In case your patch requires a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.

Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you’re using isn’t very long. Keep the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the thread is just too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you’ve the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. It is possible to thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of the needle. You may as well get the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this 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 commenced stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch at all times. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge until you have completely 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 securely to secure the knot and after that cut off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly take off extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.

It’s also possible to sew on badges with the help of a sewing machine if you don’t wish to accomplish the same manually. Pick a thread that matched the hue of the patch after which you can tread your machine. You could also pick a contrasting color depending on the look that you would like to provide your badge. Once this is successfully done you ought to start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the surface of the badge for your kick off point and sew all along the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending at your beginning point. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be used together with the badge.