When you wish to decorate an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you can easily sew on badges to have 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. In case 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 isn't very difficult once you know how you can do it.
To start this approach to sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge to the place for which you want it. Now secure the badge well with some pins to ensure that it stays into position and doesn't shift while you're sewing it on. Now if you happen to be putting the patch on a garment, you need to fix the patch after which try the garment on to be certain that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. If your patch requires a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.
Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread that you're using isn't very long. Maintain the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you have the thread ready make 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 and then passing it through the eye of your needle. You may as well get the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this way difficult.
Pass the needle in the badge and also 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 began stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge until you have finished 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 firmly 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.
You may as well sew on badges with the help of a sewing machine in case you don't wish to do the same manually. Decide on a thread that matched the hue of the patch after which tread your machine. You could also choose a contrasting color with regards to the look that you would like to present your badge. Once this is done you need to start sewing you badge. Use the top of the badge for your starting point and sew all across the edge of your badge utilizing the regular stitch mode ending in your start line. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage together with the badge.