How to Sew on Badges
(from #12 Edmonton)
STEP 1: Get a sewing needle and thread that is either the color of the uniform or the color of the edge of the patch
STEP 2: Position the badge where you want it to go
STEP 3: Use a safety pin or straight pin to hold the badge where you want it to go
STEP 4: Try the uniform on with the patch held on with a safety pin to be sure it is positioned correctly
STEP 5: Cut a piece of thread. If you are not very familiar with sewing, start with a piece of thread no longer than 18 inches. Longer pieces tend to get tangled and are harder to work with than shorter ones
STEP 6: Thread the needle and tie a knot in the end of the thread
STEP 7: Put the needle through the uniform under the patch to start the first stitch (so that the ends of the thread that are beyond the knot will be hidden under the patch and not stick out
STEP 8: Stick the needle back up through the uniform and catch the edge of the patch with the needle. Put the needle back through the uniform about 1/4" away. You have made your first stitch! It gets easier from here!
STEP 9: Continue stitching the patch to the uniform all the way around the edge of the patch. Remove the pins
STEP 10: When you have sewn all the way around the edge of the patch, knot the thread and pull the needle through between the patch and the uniform. Cut the ends of the thread beyond the knot to about 1/2" long. Tuck them under the patch.
FINISHED!! You have just sewn on your badges