How to make embroidery badges easily at home

Embroidery badges can be easily made at home. All you need is a little bit of imagination and creativity and you can make customized badges by yourself that will not only stand out but will also earn you a lot of appreciation. Since badges are not too big in size you can easily make them in a short span of time. Of course the time that you spend on making these badges will also depend on the design, pattern and your embroidery speed. However, it is best that you take your time and enjoy making your badge so that you can relish the joy that you will get when you see your work coming to life.

To begin making your embroidery badges you will have to start with deciding the pattern and style. You can take a look at various embroidery books to get an idea of several designs and styles of badges. You can also go online and take a look at the new patterns and contemporary styles that are in fashion. You should also keep 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 linked to boats and sailing.

Now that you have settled on the pattern of your badge you will need to draw this design on paper. Make sure that you make a detailed design citing the embroidery stitches that you will be using on the patch. Also make the drawing in color using colors that you want on the badge. This will give you a clear idea of how your badge will finally look.

After drawing out the pattern on paper take a tracing sheet and trace the pattern out on it. Then trace it on the cloth on which you will be making the badge making sure that you have a thick outline as this will serve as the main frame of the badge. Fix a backing paper to the back of the pattern and place an embroidery hoop on the cloth. Make sure that your pattern is always at the center of this hoop so that you can embroider easily and uniformly. This will also make sure that you are not bothered by breaking needles which might break or bend if the hoop keeps coming in the way.

All that is to be done now is to complete the embroidering. Always use a higher thread count for the 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 rest of the badge embroidering neatly. Satin stitches work well 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 need to cut these out from the cloth. Leave a ½ inch seam around the badge and cut the badge out from the main cloth. Then carefully cut out the extra seam. Your badge is now ready to be used. You can either use iron on adhesive to stick the badge, stick it directly on the garment or even stitch it on.