Methods to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you’d like to liven up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to have 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 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 isn’t very difficult once you know the right way to get it done.

To do this process of sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge in the place in which you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch over a garment, you must fix the patch and then try the garment on to ensure 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 being sure that the thread that you’re using isn’t too long. Maintain the thread within a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. In case your thread is just 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 yourself by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it in the eye of the needle. You can also take the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner difficult.

Pass the needle through the badge and the fabric ensuring 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 your last stitch all the time. Continue stitching round 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 firmly to secure the knot after which you can cut-off any excess thread which is left. Lastly take off extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position.

You may as well sew on badges by using a sewing machine in case you don’t wish to accomplish the same manually. Select a thread that matched the hue of the patch and then tread your machine. You could also decide on a contrasting color depending on the look which you want to present your badge. Once this is done you have to start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the surface of the badge as your starting point and sew all across the edge of your badge utilizing the regular stitch mode ending in your starting point. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use together with the badge.