When you’d like to liven up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can sew on badges to obtain the fresh 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. Should you have children and they keep earning badges of merit dog badge you would want to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges isn’t very difficult once you know the right way to do it.
To begin this procedure for sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge over the place that you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins in order that it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. Now if you are putting the patch over a garment, you ought to fix the patch after which try the garment on to be sure that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. If your patch needs a little readjustment you can do it at this time easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread you are using isn’t too long. Keep your thread within a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the 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. You can actually thread a needle by hand 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 get the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle this way difficult.
Pass the needle in the badge and also the fabric ensuring 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 continually. Continue stitching round 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 strongly 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 into position.
It’s also possible to sew on badges with the help of a sewing machine in case you don’t want to do the same manually. Decide on a thread that matched the colour of the patch after which tread your machine. You can also decide on a contrasting color depending on the look that you’d like to give your badge. Once this is done you should start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge as your kick off point and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your kick off point. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.