Find out how to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you want to brighten up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can sew on badges to obtain the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately replace 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 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.

To do this process of sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge in the place that you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. Now if you happen to be putting the patch over a garment, you have to fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to ensure that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment you can do it at this time easily.

Now thread the needle making sure that the thread that you are using isn’t too long. Maintain the thread at a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If your thread is just 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 actually thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it in the eye of the needle. You may as well take 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 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 commenced stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch at all times. 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 after which cut off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly remove the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position.

You can also sew on badges by using a sewing machine in case you don’t wish to do the same yourself. Select a thread that matched the hue of the patch after which tread your machine. It’s also possible to choose a contrasting color depending on the look that you like to provide your badge. Once this is done you need to start sewing you badge. Use the top of the badge as your starting point and sew all across the edge of your badge utilizing 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 usage with the badge.