Re: New thread :-) on sewing/ironing patches
John Gareri (gareri@OSPREY.US.DG.COM)
Wed, 24 May 1995 11:52:20 -0400
Previously, the keyboard of Paul Bartells said:
> With all the discussion concerning the quality of patches, where
> they are to be worn, and who affixes them to the shirt, I would
> like to add my two cents' worth.
> Every time my son needs a patch added to his shirt, merit badge
> sash, brag vest or whatever, my wife complains and I don't blame
> her. The patches are manufactured to be "iron-on". However, the
> glue used doesn't hold up for long. Therefore, they must be sewn
> on. Well, while the glue won't stay glued for long, it sure does
> make it hard to get a needle through. Life would be much easier
> if they would leave the glue off.
<< SNIP >>
I never knew that there was some sort of glue on the back of
the patches. Are you sure they are meant to be ironed on? I just
thought that was some sort of plastic stuff to make the patches
stiffer so that they wouldn't get so ratty looking from the
frequent washing and wearing.
Hmmm, if they are really meant to be "iron-on" why not make the
glue better so that it stays? Sounds like a better plan than to
keep sewing them.
Does anyone _really_ know if that is supposed to be glue back
there, or is it something else?
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