How to sew on badges by hand or by machine

If you would like to liven up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or even hats you could sew on badges to obtain the fresh 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 within just a few minutes. If you’ve got 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 once you know the right way to do it.

To do this approach to sewing on a badge, begin by placing the badge on the place in which you want it to be. Now secure the badge well with a few pins to ensure that it stays in place and doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. If you happen to be putting the patch over a garment, you have to fix the patch and after that try the garment on to be certain that the patch or the badge looks best suited in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment it can be done at this stage easily.

Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread that you’re using isn’t too long. Keep the thread in a length of approximately 18inches for easy maneuvering. If your thread is just too long then you might get bothered by knots. Once you’ve the thread ready create a knot at the end of the thread. You can thread a needle by hand by holding the non knotted end in between your forefinger and thumb and then passing it in the eye of your needle. You may as well take the assistance of a needle threader if you find threading a needle this way 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 began stitching keeping this distance from the last stitch continually. Continue stitching surrounding the entire perimeter of the badge till 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 and after that cut off any excess thread that is left. Lastly remove the excess safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position.

You may as well sew on badges with the aid of a sewing machine if you don’t wish to do the same by hand. Choose a thread that matched the colour of the patch after which tread your machine. You can also decide on a contrasting color depending on the look that you like to give your badge. Once this is successfully done you have to start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge for your starting position and sew all across the edge of your badge making use of the regular stitch mode ending at your start line. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready to be used with the badge.