Embroidery badges can easily be made at home. You simply need a bit of imagination and creativity and you could make customized badges all by yourself that won’t only stand out but will also enable you to get a large amount of appreciation. Since badges aren’t too big in size it is possible to make them in a short time. Naturally the amount of time that you expend on making these badges will depend upon the design, pattern and your embroidery speed. However, it is preferable that you take some time and enjoy making your badge for you to relish the enjoyment that you’ll get when you see your work coming to life.
To get started with making your embroidery badges you’ll need to get started with deciding the pattern and style. You could look into various embroidery books so you can get a concept of several styles and designs of badges. You could also use the web and look at the latest patterns and contemporary styles which are popular. You should also retain the purpose of the badge in mind. For example a garden club should have some flowers in the badge while a sailing club will have a logo that can be related to boats and sailing.
Now that you’ve settled on the pattern of the badge you will have to draw this design on paper. Ensure that you develop a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches that you’ll be using in the patch. Also have the drawing in color using colors that you want on the badge. This could give you a clear perception of the way your badge will ultimately look.
After drawing out the pattern on paper take a tracing sheet and trace the pattern on it. Then trace it on the cloth where you’re going to be making the badge ensuring that you’ve got a thick outline because this will serve as the main frame of the badge. Fix a backing paper on the back of your pattern and place an embroidery hoop to the cloth. Be sure that your pattern is invariably in the center of your hoop so you can embroider easily and uniformly. This can also ensure that you will not be bothered by breaking needles which could break or bend if ever the hoop keeps coming in the way.
Everything that is to be done now is to do the embroidering. Use a better thread-count for your outline of the badge as this will give the badge a slightly elevated look. It will also make the badge look very professional. Now complete the remainder of the badge embroidering neatly. Satin stitches work effectively as fillers while chain and stem stitches can be used to make borders and outlines.
Once you have completed making your embroidery badges you will have to cut these out from the cloth. Leave a Â½ inch seam surrounding the badge and cut the badge out of the main cloth. Then carefully eliminate any additional seam. Your badge is now ready to be used. You can either use iron on adhesive to adhere the badge, put it right on the garment or even stitch it on.