Embroidery badges can easily be made in your own home. You simply need a little imagination and creativity and you could make customized badges yourself that will not only stick out but will also earn you lots of appreciation. Since badges typically are not too large in proportions you can easily make them within a short time. Not surprisingly the time you spend on making these badges will also be determined by the style, pattern and also your embroidery speed. However, it’s better that you simply spend time and enjoy making your badge for you to relish the enjoyment you will get once you see your work coming to life.
To commence making your embroidery badges you must get started with deciding the pattern and style. You could look into various embroidery books to get a perception of several patterns of badges. You may as well use the web and look at the fresh patterns and contemporary styles that are in style. You should also keep the purpose of the badge in mind. For example a garden club ought to have some flowers in the badge while a sailing club will have a logo that could be in connection with boats and sailing.
Now that you have settled on the pattern of the badge you will have to draw this design on paper. Make sure that you create a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches that you’ll be using on the patch. Also make the drawing in color using colors that you like for the badge. This can provide a clear understanding of the way your badge will ultimately look.
After drawing out the pattern on paper have a tracing sheet and trace the pattern out on it. Then trace it on the cloth on which you’ll be making the badge ensuring that you have a thick outline because this will serve as the main frame of the badge. Fix a backing paper to the back of the pattern and put an embroidery hoop on the cloth. Be sure that your pattern is actually at the center of this hoop so that you could embroider easily and uniformly. This would also ensure that you aren’t bothered by breaking needles which could break or bend if the hoop keeps coming in the way.
The only thing that is to be done now is to finish the embroidering. Use a better thread count for the outline of the badge because this will provide the badge a slightly elevated look. It will also make the badge look very professional. Now complete the remainder of the badge embroidering neatly. Satin stitches work well as fillers while chain and stem stitches enables you to make borders and outlines.
Once you’ve completed making your embroidery badges you’ve got to cut these out of the cloth. Leave a Â½ inch seam around the badge and cut the badge out from the main cloth. Then carefully get rid of the extra seam. Your badge is now ready to be used. You can either use iron on adhesive to adhere the badge, place it right on the garment or simply stitch it on.