When you want to liven up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you could sew on badges to obtain 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. If 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 how to get it done.
To do this approach to sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge over the place in which you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins so it stays into position and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. If you’re putting the patch over a garment, you need to fix the patch and after that try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. If your patch needs a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you are using isn’t very long. Keep the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for quick maneuvering. If your thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you have the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. It is possible to thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of the needle. You could also consider the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner difficult.
Pass the needle in the badge and 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 which you began stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch constantly. Continue stitching around the entire perimeter of the badge till you have completely finished stitching it all the way through. Now knot the thread on the underside of the patch by looping your thread using a single stitch. Pull the thread strongly to secure the knot after which cut-off any excess thread that is left. Lastly remove extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.
It’s also possible to sew on badges through the help of a sewing machine if you don’t wish to accomplish the same yourself. Choose a thread that matched the hue of the patch after which you can tread your machine. You may as well pick a contrasting color depending on the look that you would like to provide your badge. Once this is accomplished you need to start sewing you badge. Utilize the surface of the badge as your starting point and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your starting point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage together with the badge.