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How to make Labels and Badges from Textile

The main raw material inputs for the manufacturing of labels & badges are Embroidery thread, Silk yarn and fabric. 

A sheet of fine-line twill is hoped along with an iron-on non-woven substrate as a backing material. The label and badge design requires some special techniques, similar in approach to appliqué. The design should first be digitized with a running stitch (die line), indicating the cut line around the boarder of the label & badge. A machine stop is programmed at this point. The rest of the design is then digitized with in that boundary. (Tip: use the largest hoop you have and fit in as many label/badges as possible.) After the stitching is complete on all of the runs of the order, the sheet of material and backing is removed from the backing must now be bonded to the twill. This can be achieved with a heat transfer press. The temperature and dwell time should be set for the iron-on, non-woven.

After the materials are fused together, the individual label /badges can be cutout along their respective die lines. If sufficient quantities are to be produced, the purchase of a steel rule of clicker cutter is a worth while investment to improve the speed and quality of the cutting process. The final step will require the serging machine (also known as an over locker). This machine uses thick rayon floss and two threads to create a rounded, over lock border around the edge of the cut badge using the serger effectively.

After the serging is complete, the loose tail of thread can be taped, glued, or pulled through the serged border with a special miniature latch hook.
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