Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Neckerchief material
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 09:46:10 -0600
We made our blank neckerchiefs. Find a couple moms or dads who have a
serger. Find a neckerchief size you like - the more generous the size,
the better they look I feel. Then buy a bolt of fabric. I found I got
2-4 neckerchiefs per yard of 45 inch fabric. Buy broadcloth - it's 50/50
cotton/polyester and should wash nice and not need much, if any ironing.
I got my bolt at Wal-Mart, as they had a large selection of colors and the
price per yard was good. Try to pay less than $2/yard. I made a pattern
off a piece of wallpaper and used my rotary cutter and mat to cut them on.
Then use wooly nylon thread as the top thread on the serger and serge all
the edges (lots faster and easier than making narrow folded hems though
you can do that as well). Use some stuff called Fray Check on the corners
and clip the threads.
Our boys still haven't decorated theirs. They are still blank. There are
several ways to decorate them. Find a mom or dad with a computerized
sewing machine to "embroider" a one to 4 color pattern, silk screen a
design, have a custom patch made and sew those on, design a design by
computer and buy some of that special printer paper which allows you to
iron the pattern.
Jan Mussler, Pack and Troop 170 Nederland, CO