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Find out how to sew on badges manually or by machine


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When you’d like to liven up a garment, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you could sew on badges to have 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 a matter of 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 how you can get it done.

To do this procedure of sewing on a badge, begin with placing the badge on the place for which you want it. Now secure the badge well with pins to ensure that it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you are sewing it on. If you’re putting the patch on a garment, you have to fix the patch and after that try the garment on to make sure that the patch or the badge looks suitable in the place. In case your patch needs a little readjustment you can accomplish it at this point easily.

Now thread the needle ensuring that the thread that you’re using isn’t too long. Maintain the thread in a length of approximately 18inches for simple maneuvering. If the thread is just too long then you might get bothered by knots. When you’ve 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 through the eye of your needle. You may as well consider the aid of a needle threader if you find threading a needle in this way difficult.

Pass the needle in the badge as well as 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 commenced stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch all of the time. Continue stitching round 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 securely to secure the knot and after that cut off any excess thread that’s left. Lastly take off the extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in place.

You may as well sew on badges with the help of a sewing machine if you don’t want to do the same yourself. Select a thread that matched the colour of your patch and then tread your machine. You may as well choose a contrasting color depending on the look that you want to present your badge. Once this is accomplished you should start sewing you badge. Makes use of the surface of the badge as your starting position and sew all along the edge of your badge using the regular stitch mode ending in your starting position. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for usage together with the badge.