When you want to brighten up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to get the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately change the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky within just a few minutes. When you've got 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 isn't very difficult once you know the way to get it done patchs.
To do this procedure for sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge over the place in which you want it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins so that it stays into position and doesnâ€™t shift when you're sewing it on. So if you happen to be putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch and after that try the garment on to ensure that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. If your patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle making sure that the thread that you are currently using isnâ€™t too long. Keep the thread in a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If your thread is simply too long then you might get bothered by knots. After you have the thread ready make a knot at the end of the thread. You could thread a needle by hand 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 aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle like this difficult.
Pass the needle through the badge and also 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 commenced stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch all the time. 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 using a single stitch. Pull the thread firmly to secure the knot and after that cut off any excess thread that's left. Lastly take off the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position patches.
You can also sew on badges with the aid of a sewing machine in case you donâ€™t wish to accomplish the same yourself. Pick a thread that matched the hue of your patch after which tread your machine. You may also pick a contrasting color depending on the look that you would like to present your badge. Once this is done you should start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the surface of the badge as your starting place and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your start line. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be used with the badge.