Re: Sewing on Patches
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Sun, 20 Oct 1996 01:59:26 +0000
>>Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 01:05:24 EDT
>From: Rick Gildehaus <fubar13@JUNO.COM>
>Subject: Re: Sewing Uniform Patches
>>Also consider using VELCRO for temporary patches. Works really well on
>>OA lodge flaps.
Hello from South Carolina Pack 410
There is a new glue in the craft stores that may solve some of your
The glue is a washable, permanent, flexible glue It is called "
Aleene's OK To Wash It" glue. You can get it in any major craft store
(Michael's, Benjamin Franklin Crafts...) and maybe fabric stores that
specialize in quilting, applique (that's actually what we do when we put
patches on), etc.
On the back of the bottle it has the following info: "A permanent
fabric bond.This is the one you have been waiting for! Great on fabrics-Non
Toxic. Dries clear and flexible. Glues appliques, trim, etc. Will not
stain most fabrics. Glues almost fabric and forms a permanent fabric bond,
will withstand repeated washings."
I, myself, have not tried this particular product, but the company
has been very reliable in the many products that I have tried in the past.
If you cannot find this glue, you can call Aleene's (805) 686-2932
or write to Aleene's, Buelton, Ca. 93427. They may also be able to tell you
if this will be good for patches.
Another possibility, *if* the patch can withstand the heat fronm an
iron on a cotton setting, is heavy guage Fusible webbing (at all craft
stores). You heat set (with an iron) the webbing onto the back of the
patch, trim to size, peel off the protective paper, and iron the patch on to
your fabric. I have never used this for an item that is to undergo heavy
washing, but your craft store may be able to advise you as to how well this
will hold up.
I enjoy hand sewing the patches on, and feel a sense of
accomplishment to *finally* get one on straight (I staple first, sew, then
remove the staples).
Good Luck! let me know if the glue works!
Wolf Den 4 Leader
Indian Waters Council, Etowah Dist.
(Ex-teacher, Den Leader, Number one crafter, and I have NO room in my
closets for any more craft stuff!!!)
"I used to be a packrat...and still am!"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City