Methods to sew on badges manually or by machine

When you wish to brighten up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can sew on badges to achieve the fresh 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. If you have children and they keep earning badges of merit you would like to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges is quite easy when you know the way to get it done.

To do this process of sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge in the place where you want it to be. Now secure the badge well with pins in order that it stays into position and doesn't shift when you're sewing it on. So if you're putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch after which try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. If your patch requires a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.

Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you're using isn't very long. Maintain the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. If your thread is way 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 can thread a needle yourself by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it in the eye of the needle. You could also take the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner difficult.

Pass the needle through the badge as well as the fabric being sure 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 round the entire perimeter of the badge till 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 securely to secure the knot and then cut off any excess thread which is left. Lastly take off the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch into position.

You can also sew on badges by using a sewing machine if you don't wish to accomplish the same by hand. Decide on a thread that matched the color of the patch after which tread your machine. It's also possible to pick a contrasting color depending on the look that you want to provide your badge. Once this is done you should start sewing you badge. Take advantage of the top of the badge for your starting position and sew all along the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending in your beginning point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use together with the badge.