How to sew on badges manually or by machine

 

When you wish to brighten up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can sew on badges to achieve the new 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. 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 once you know the way to get it done.

To begin this approach to sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge on the place in which you want it to be. Now secure the badge well with some pins so it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch after which try the garment on to be sure that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this point easily.

Now thread the needle making sure that the thread that you are using isn’t very long. Keep the thread in a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. In case your thread is simply 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 thread a needle by hand by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it via the eye of the needle. It’s also possible to consider the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in such a manner 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 where you commenced stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching surrounding 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 through a single stitch. Pull the thread firmly to secure the knot after which cut-off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly remove the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in place.

You may as well sew on badges with the aid of a sewing machine if you don’t wish to do the same manually. Choose a thread that matched the color of your patch after which tread your machine. You can also select a contrasting color depending on the look that you want to present your badge. Once this is accomplished you ought to start sewing you badge. Use the top 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 beginning point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use together with the badge.