Re: New thread :-) on sewing/ironing patches
Bob Gerrish (u-rpg@NTA.COM)
Fri, 26 May 1995 07:55:10 -0700
On Wed, 24 May 1995, Ronald Oakes wrote:
> ARGH!!! (Accuse me, that the sound of my PET PEEVE alarm going off).
> The backing on the patches for (at least BSA) Scout uniforms are NOT a glue
> for ironing the patch on. It is a plastic backing to keep the threads in
I talked to a custom patch manufacturer several months ago and he
confirmed that the backing is indeed to keep the threads in place.
I always sew my patches with a sewing machine as I have seen several
others mention. One thought I have had that I haven't tried for ironing
on patches is to use thin iron-on interfacing (used in making clothes).
It is available at any fabric store. It is made to adhere to two pieces
of fabric and be ironed on. It should work if it is cut slightly
smaller than the patch. You might have to iron it on to the proper
position on the shirt first and then iron the patch. Has anyone tried this?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City