If you want to brighten up an outfit, 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 just a few minutes. If you have children and they keep earning badges of merit you would want to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges is quite easy when you know the way to do it dog patches.
To start off this procedure for sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge to the place in which you want it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins so it stays in place and doesnâ€™t shift while you’re sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you need to fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to make sure that the patch or the badge looks suitable 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 you are using isnâ€™t too long. Keep your thread within a length of approximately 18inches for quick maneuvering. If the thread is simply too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once 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 after which passing it in the eye of your needle. You could also consider the assistance 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 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 began stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch continually. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge till you have completed 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 strongly to secure the knot after which you can cut-off any excess thread that is left. Lastly remove the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position dog security.
You can also sew on badges by using a sewing machine in case you donâ€™t wish to do the same by hand. Choose a thread that matched the hue of your patch after which tread your machine. You may also decide on a contrasting color depending on the look that you would like to present your badge. Once this is achieved you should start sewing you badge. Utilize the top of the badge for your kick off point and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your beginning 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.