How you can sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you want 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 replace the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky in a matter of minutes. Should 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 right way to do it.

To start off this process of sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge to the place that you desire it. Now secure the badge well with some pins so it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. If you’re putting the patch on a garment, you ought to fix the patch after which you can 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 you can do it at this stage easily.

Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread that you’re using isn’t very long. Maintain the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for quick maneuvering. In case your thread is just too long then you might get bothered by knots. After you have the thread ready make a knot at the end of the thread. It is possible to thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it in the eye of the needle. You could also consider the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this way difficult.

Pass the needle in 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 where you started stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch at all times. Continue stitching around the entire perimeter of the badge until you have completed stitching it all the way through. Now knot the thread on the underside of the patch by looping your thread by way of a single stitch. Pull the thread tightly to secure the knot after which cut off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly take off extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in place.

You may as well sew on badges through the help of a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same by hand. Select a thread that matched the colour of your patch after which tread your machine. You may as well pick a contrasting color with regards to the look that you’d like to give your badge. Once this is accomplished you should start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the top of the badge for your kick off point and sew all across the edge of your badge utilizing the regular stitch mode ending in your starting position. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use with the badge.