Re: New thread :-) on sewing/ironing patches
Mike Murdock (Mike_Murdock@UNT.EDU)
Thu, 25 May 1995 16:40:31 CST6CDT
> [stuff deleted ...]
> 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.
I "sew" all my patches on with my glue gun! I also hem my trousers
with a glue gun. Go ahead and laugh. Even using low-temp glue, all
the patches stay on, even my son's. Be careful to not use too much
glue because if you iron the patches at all, the glue will ooze out
if you have used to much. Also, if you use low-temp glue, don't wash
with hot water--the glue will run and the patches may come off
although none of mine have.
Using the glue gun, put glue on the patch beginning in the center and
spiraling outward to the edge. Then quickly apply to the shirt/sash
and place a hot iron on top of that briefly. It is QUICK and
reliable, but you might want to practice first.
Yours in Scouting,
Oh give me a home where the Buffalo roam ...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City