Embroidery badges can be made at your home. You simply need a little bit of imagination and creativity and you could make customized badges without help that won’t only be prominent but will also get you a lot of appreciation. Since badges aren’t too big in dimensions it’s easy to make them within a short span of time. Of course the amount of time you spend on making these badges will also be determined by the design, pattern along with your embroidery speed. However, it is preferable for you to spend time and enjoy making your badge to enable you to relish the happiness you get when you see your work coming to life.
To commence making your embroidery badges you should start in deciding the pattern and style. It is possible to consider various embroidery books to have an idea of several models of badges. You may as well use the web and look into the fresh patterns and contemporary styles which are in style. It’s also wise to retain the function of the badge on your mind. Say for example a garden club should have some flowers in the badge while a sailing club should have a logo that could be connected with boats and sailing.
Having settled on the pattern of the badge you will have to draw this design on paper. Make sure you produce a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches that you’ll be using to the patch. Also have the drawing in color using colors that you want for the badge. This would provide a clear concept of how your badge will ultimately look.
After drawing the pattern on paper have a tracing sheet and trace the pattern out on it. Then trace it to the cloth on which you’ll be making the badge being sure that you have a thick outline as this will serve as the main frame of your badge. Fix a backing paper to the back of your pattern and place an embroidery hoop to the cloth. Be sure that your pattern is invariably on the center of this hoop for you to embroider easily and uniformly. This can also ensure that you are not bothered by breaking needles which might break or bend in the event the hoop keeps coming in the way.
The only thing that is to be done now is to finish the embroidering. Always use a better thread count for your outline of the badge as this will give the badge a somewhat elevated look. It’ll also make the badge look very professional. Now complete the rest of the badge embroidering neatly. Satin stitches work effectively as fillers while chain and stem stitches could be used to make borders and outlines.
When you have completed making your embroidery badges you must cut these out from the cloth. Leave a Â½ inch seam surrounding the badge and cut the badge out from the main cloth. Then carefully cut out extra seam. Your badge is now ready to be used. You may either use iron on adhesive to stick the badge, stick it on the garment or simply stitch it on.