Learn how to sew on badges manually or by machine

When you'd like to spice up an outfit, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you could sew on badges to achieve 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. If you have children and they keep earning badges of merit dogbadge you would like to sew them on. However, as intimidating as it might sound, sewing on badges isn't very difficult when you know how to do it.

To do this procedure of sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge in the place where you want it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins so that it stays in place and doesn't shift while you're sewing it on. Now if you're putting the patch over a garment, you need to fix the patch after which try the garment on to ensure that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. If the patch requires a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this point easily.

Now thread the needle being sure that the thread you're using isn't very long. Keep the thread at a length of approximately 18inches for quick maneuvering. If the thread is too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you have the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. It is possible to 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 also consider the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle this way difficult.

Pass the needle in the badge as well as 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 your last stitch constantly. Continue stitching surrounding 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 by way of a single stitch. Pull the thread tightly to secure the knot after which cut off any excess thread which is left. Lastly take off the excess 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 accomplish the same yourself. Select a thread that matched the hue of your patch after which tread your machine. You may also select a contrasting color depending on the look that you'd like to provide your badge. Once this is successfully done you have to start sewing you badge. Utilize the top of the badge for your kick off point and sew all across the edge of your badge utilizing the regular stitch mode ending at your starting point. Once done, cut the excess thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.