How to use and make iron on badges at home

When you want to spruce up your clothing, baggage or accessories then using iron on badges are a great way to create the distinctive appearance that you want. Today you can get many high quality iron on patches and badges that you can fix on your clothes, hats, bags, luggage bags, blankets, quilts, pillows, cushions etc. You can even use these patches on jeans and jackets and take an ordinary piece of apparel from boring to quirky in a jiffy.

Once you have ironed on these badges to the surface that you want, you can be sure that these will not come off. The adhesive on the back of the badge is very strong and heat sealed. This makes sure that the badge doesn’t come off and can be used on a variety of fabrics.

You can get a variety of designs and patterns at your local embroidery store when you are looking for iron on badges. You can also look online for these badges if you want more variety to choose from. One great way to get the badge that you want is to make it yourself. It is very easy to make iron on badges at home. All you will need is a little bit of creativity and some supplies.

You can make embroidered iron on badges using an embroidery machine. But these badges can be made as easily by sewing them by hand as well. You can select the design of the badge from a book or draw inspiration and create your own design. Now you will need to give shape to your design on paper. Make the design on paper in a detailed manner by adding touches such as the stitch type and colors. Once you have done this it is time to transfer the design on the cloth on which you will make your badge. Using a tracing paper trace the pattern on the cloth and secure a backing paper on the back of the design. When you are making a badge make sure that you draw a thick outline which can serve as the border or ‘frame’ of your badge. A thick border will also be a little elevated which will make your badge look almost store bought.

When making a badge make sure that you don’t have a pattern that is too busy since badges are small. If you want a busy pattern then have small shapes in it so that it looks neat. For example if you want to make a bouquet then have tiny roses or daisies made instead of large flowers to get a neat look. Complete embroidering your badge, remove it from the embroidery hoop and get ready to do some ironing.

You can easily get the iron on adhesive for your iron on badges from your embroidery store. Take your badge and place it face down on an ironing board. Take the adhesive patch, peel one side of the paper place it on the patch. Now take a piece of clean cloth and place it over this sheet of adhesive. Put your iron on low or silk setting and iron over this patch. Your patch is now ready to use. All you need to do is remove the backing sheet from the adhesive, secure it on the place you want it and then iron on the reverse.