When you want to spice up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to get the fresh look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately alter the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky within just a few minutes. In case 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 the right way to get it done.
To start off this procedure of sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge in the place that you want it. Now secure the badge well with some pins so that it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. Now if you happen to be putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch and then try the garment on to be certain that the patch or the badge looks most suitable in the place. In case your patch requires a little readjustment you can do it at this time easily.
Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread you’re using isn’t very long. Maintain the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the thread is too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you’ve the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can thread a needle by hand by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of the needle. You may as well get the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle like this difficult.
Pass the needle in 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 where you commenced stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch continually. Continue stitching round the entire perimeter of the badge till you have completely finished 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 securely to secure the knot after which you can cut-off any excess thread which is left. Lastly take off the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.
You may as well sew on badges by using a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same yourself. Decide on a thread that matched the hue of your patch after which tread your machine. You may as well select a contrasting color with regards to the look that you would like to present your badge. Once this is accomplished you have to start sewing you badge. Utilize the surface of the badge as your kick off point and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your kick off point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use with the badge.