The way to sew on badges manually or by machine

When you want to brighten up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you can easily sew on badges to have the fresh 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. 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 once you know how you can do it.

To do this procedure for sewing on a badge, begin with placing the badge on the place in which you desire it. Now secure the badge well with some pins to ensure that it stays into position and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. So if you are putting the patch on a garment, you must fix the patch and after that try the garment on to ensure that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. If the patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this time easily.

Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread you are using isn’t too long. Keep your thread within a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If your thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once 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 after which passing it via the eye of the needle. You may as well take the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner difficult.

Pass the needle through the badge as well as 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 started stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching around the entire perimeter of the badge until you have 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 firmly to secure the knot after which cut-off any excess thread that is left. Lastly remove the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position.

You can also sew on badges by using a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same by hand. Decide on a thread that matched the hue of your patch after which tread your machine. You may as well decide on a contrasting color depending on the look that you want to give your badge. Once this is done you need to start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the surface of the badge for your starting point and sew all across the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending at your beginning point. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.