Learn how to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you’d like to brighten up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you can easily 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 would like to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges isn’t very difficult when you know how you can do it.

To begin this procedure of sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge on the place that you want it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins in order that 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 be sure that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. If the patch requires a little readjustment it can be done at this time easily.

Now thread the needle being sure that the thread you are using isn’t very long. Maintain the thread within a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. In case your dog transfers thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you’ve the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of your needle. You may as well take the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle like this difficult.

Pass the needle in the badge and 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 started stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch constantly. Continue stitching surrounding 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 securely to secure the knot after which you can cut off any excess thread that is left. Lastly remove the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.

It’s also possible to sew on badges with the assistance of a sewing machine in case you don’t want to do the same yourself. Select a thread that matched the hue of the patch after which you can tread your machine. You could also pick out a contrasting color depending on the look that you’d like to present your badge. Once this is done you have to start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge as your starting place and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your starting point. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.