How to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you’d like to brighten up a piece of clothing, 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 alter the look of a garment or accessory and take it from boring to spunky within just a few minutes. Should 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 how you can get it done.

To start this procedure for sewing on a badge, start with placing the badge to the place for which you want it. Now secure the badge well with some pins so that it stays in place and doesn’t shift while you’re sewing it on. If you are putting the patch over a garment, you must fix the patch and after that try the garment on to make sure that the patch or the badge looks right in the place. If the patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.

Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread you’re using isn’t too long. Keep the thread on a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. If the thread is too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you’ve the thread ready make a knot at the end of the thread. You could thread a needle manually by holding the non knotted end between your forefinger and thumb after which passing it through the eye of your needle. You may as well 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 commenced stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching around the entire perimeter of the badge until you have completed stitching it all the way through. Now knot the thread on the underside of the patch by looping your thread using a single stitch. Pull the thread strongly 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 place.

You may as well sew on badges through the help of a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same by hand. Select a thread that matched the color of the patch after which you can tread your machine. You can also pick a contrasting color with regards to the look that you’d like to give your badge. Once this is achieved you should start sewing you badge. Utilize the top of the badge for your kick off point and sew all across the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending at your start line. Once done, cut any additional thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage with the badge.