Methods to sew on badges by hand or by machine

When you wish to liven up a piece of clothing, accessory, luggage piece or perhaps hats you can sew on badges to achieve the new look easily. Badges or patches when placed strategically can immediately change 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 isn’t very difficult once you know the right way to do it dog patches.
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To begin this procedure for sewing on a badge, start by placing the badge on the place that you want it. Now secure the badge well with a few pins in order that it stays into position and doesn’t shift when you’re sewing it on. So if you are putting the patch over a garment, you have to fix the patch after which you can try the garment on to be sure that the patch or the badge looks 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 you are using isn’t too long. Keep your thread on a length of approximately 18inches for quick maneuvering. If your thread is too long then you might get bothered by knots. After you have the thread ready create 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 and then passing it in the eye of the needle. You may also get the help of a needle threader if you find threading a needle this way difficult.

Pass the needle through the badge and also the fabric making sure that the knot is on the wrong side of the patch. Leave a space of 1/8th of an inch from which you started stitching keeping this distance from your last stitch continually. Continue stitching round 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 through a single stitch. Pull the thread firmly to secure the knot after which you can cut off any excess thread which is left. Lastly remove extra safety pins that you were using to secure the patch in position dog patches.

You may as well sew on badges by using a sewing machine in case you don’t wish to do the same yourself. Pick a thread that matched the color of the patch after which tread your machine. You could also select a contrasting color depending on the look which you want to give your badge. Once this is accomplished you should start sewing you badge. Utilize the top of the badge for your starting place and sew all across the edge of your badge utilizing the regular stitch mode ending in your starting point. Once done, cut the extra thread that connects the badge to the machine and your garment is ready for use with the badge.