Embroidery badges can easily be made in your own home. You simply need a certain amount of imagination and creativity and you can make customized badges without any help that will not only get noticed but will also earn you a lot of appreciation. Since badges are not too large in dimensions it is easy to make them within a brief time. Of course the time you invest in making these badges may also depend upon the design, pattern and your embroidery speed. However, it’s better that you take the time and enjoy making your badge so you can relish the happiness that you will get if you see your work coming to life.
To begin making your embroidery badges you will need to start with deciding the pattern and style. You may take a look at various embroidery books so you can get a perception of several models of badges. It’s also possible to search on-line and look at the latest patterns and contemporary styles that are in fashion. It’s also wise to keep the function of the badge in mind. For example a garden club ought to have some flowers within the badge while a sailing club should have a logo which can be linked with boats and sailing.
Now that you’ve chosen the pattern of your badge you have got to draw this design on paper. Make sure that you come up with a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches that you’ll be using on the patch. Also have the drawing in color using colors that you would like on the badge. This can give you a clear idea of how your badge will ultimately look.
After drawing out the pattern on paper have a tracing sheet and trace the pattern on it. Then trace it on the cloth where you’re going to be making the badge making sure that you’ve got a thick outline because 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 so that you could embroider easily and uniformly. This will also make sure that you are not bothered by breaking needles which may break or bend if ever the hoop keeps coming in the way.
The only thing that is to be done now is to do the embroidering. Always use a higher thread-count for the outline of the badge as this can give the badge a slightly 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.
After you’ve completed making your embroidery badges you have to cut these out from the cloth. Leave a Â½ inch seam around the badge and cut the badge out of the main cloth. Then carefully reduce any additional seam. Your badge is now ready to be utilized. You can either use iron on adhesive to stick the badge, put it on the garment or even stitch it on.