Learning to make embroidery badges easily at your home

Embroidery badges can be made at home. All you need is a little imagination and creativity and you could make customized badges without help that won’t only get noticed but will also get you plenty of appreciation. Since badges aren’t too large in size it is possible to make them within a short time. Of course the amount of time that you invest in making these badges will also depend on the design, pattern as well as your embroidery speed. However, it’s wise for you to take the time and appreciate making your badge so that you can relish the happiness you get when you see your hard work coming to life.

To commence making your embroidery badges you will need to start with deciding the pattern and style. You can examine various embroidery books to have a perception of several designs and styles of badges. You could also search online and look at the new patterns and contemporary styles which are in fashion. It’s also wise to keep the purpose of the badge under consideration. Say for example a garden club needs to have some flowers in the badge while a sailing club will have a logo that could be linked to boats and sailing.

Having chosen the pattern of the badge you will need to draw this design on paper. It is important to develop a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches that you’ll be using on the patch. Also have the drawing in color using colors that you like on the badge. This would supply you with a clear concept of the way your badge will ultimately look.

After drawing out the pattern on paper have a tracing sheet and trace the pattern on it. Then trace it on the cloth on which you’re going to be making the badge ensuring that you have a thick outline because this will serve as the main frame of your badge. Fix a backing paper to the back of your pattern and place an embroidery hoop on the cloth. Ensure your pattern is actually in the center of the hoop to enable you to embroider easily and uniformly. This would also make sure that you are not bothered by breaking needles that might break or bend if ever the hoop keeps coming in the way.

Everything that shall be done now is to accomplish the embroidering. Always use a higher thread-count for your outline of the badge as this will give the badge a slightly elevated look. It will also have the badge look very professional. Now complete the remainder of the badge embroidering neatly. Satin stitches work effectively as fillers while chain and stem stitches enables you to make borders and outlines.

When you have completed making your embroidery badges you will have to cut these out of the cloth. Leave a ½ inch seam round the badge and cut the badge out from the main cloth. Then carefully eliminate the excess seam. Your badge is now ready to use. You can either use iron on adhesive to adhere the badge, stick it on the garment or simply stitch it on.