When you’d like to spice up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can sew on badges to have the fresh look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately change 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 wish to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges is quite easy once you know how you can do it.
To do this procedure for sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge over the place where you want it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. If you’re putting the patch over a garment, you ought to fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. If the patch requires a little readjustment you can do it at this time easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread that you’re using isn’t very long. Keep your thread at a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the thread is too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you’ve the thread ready make 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 and then passing it through the eye of the needle. You may also consider the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle this way difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge as well as 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 which you commenced stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching round the entire perimeter of the badge till you have finished stitching it all the way through. Now knot the thread on the underside of the patch by looping your thread by using a single stitch. Pull the thread tightly to secure the knot and after that cut off any excess thread which is left. Lastly take off 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 if you don’t wish to do the same yourself. Pick a thread that matched the hue of your patch and then tread your machine. You may also select a contrasting color depending on the look that you like to provide your badge. Once this is successfully done you need to start sewing you badge. Utilize the surface of the badge as your starting position and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your beginning point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be used with the badge.