Ways to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you want to liven up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you can actually sew on badges to achieve 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 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 procedure of sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge in the place that you desire it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins in order that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. So if you’re putting the patch on a garment, you need to fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to make certain that the patch or the badge looks most suitable in the place. If your patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this time easily.

Now thread the needle being sure that the thread that you’re using isn’t too long. Keep the thread at a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If your thread is way too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once 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 in between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it through the eye of your needle. You can also take the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this manner difficult.

Pass the needle through 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 where you started stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch constantly. Continue stitching around the entire perimeter of the badge till you have completely 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 and then cut-off any excess thread that is left. Lastly take off the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position.

You can also sew on badges with the help of a sewing machine in case you don’t want to do the same by hand. Choose a thread that matched the color of your patch after which you can tread your machine. It’s also possible to decide on a contrasting color depending on the look that you’d like to provide your badge. Once this is successfully done you ought to start sewing you badge. Utilize the surface of the badge as your starting point and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your kick off point. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.