Embroidery badges can easily be made from home. You only need some imagination and creativity and you can make customized badges yourself that won't only get noticed but will also get you a whole lot of appreciation. Since badges aren't too big in size it's easy to make them within a short time. Needless to say the amount of time which you invest in making these badges will also be based upon the style, pattern plus your embroidery speed. However, it's best that you simply take your time and appreciate making your badge so that you can relish the enjoyment you get when you see your work coming to life.
To start making your embroidery badges you will need to start in deciding the pattern and style. You could check out various embroidery books so you can get an idea of several patterns of badges. Additionally you can search on-line and look into the newest patterns and contemporary styles that happen to be in mode. It's also wise to retain the objective of the badge in mind. For example a garden club must have some flowers within the badge while a sailing club should have a logo that can be connected with boats and sailing.
Now that you've chosen the pattern of the badge you've got to draw this design on paper. Make sure you produce a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches you will be using for the patch. Also have the drawing in color using colors that you want for the badge. This can provide you with a clear knowledge of how your badge will finally look.
After drawing the pattern on paper take a tracing sheet and trace the pattern on it. Then trace it on the cloth where you're going to be making the badge ensuring that you have a thick outline because this will serve as the main frame of the badge. Fix a backing paper into the back of your pattern and place an embroidery hoop on the cloth. Ensure your pattern is always on the center of this hoop to enable you to embroider easily and uniformly. This would also make sure that you aren't bothered by breaking needles which could break or bend if ever the hoop keeps coming in the way.
All that is to be done now is to complete the embroidering. Always use a better thread-count for the outline of your badge since this will provide the badge a slightly elevated look. It'll also have the badge look very professional. Now complete the rest of the badge embroidering neatly. Satin stitches work effectively as fillers while chain and stem stitches could be used to make borders and outlines.
After you've completed making your embroidery badges you must cut these out from the cloth. Leave a Â½ inch seam surrounding the badge and cut the badge out of the main cloth. Then carefully eliminate the excess seam. Your badge is now ready to be used. You may either use iron on adhesive to adhere the badge, stick it right on the garment or simply stitch it on.