the easy way to sew on scout patches

If you are a mom of boys, this post is for you.



I have been seeing on scout patches on for years. My husband has been a Scout leader off and on for the last 15 years or so. Both my older boys did cub scouts and are now in Boy Scouts. I have sewn quite a few patches on to uniforms. Plus, I'll have another cub in a year and then the baby boy will do scouts too. :)

A few years ago I learned a trick to quick and easy patch sewing and I'm going to share it with you: nylon thread. You can buy it while you shop for groceries at walmart, so no extra trips (dragging small children kicking and screaming through the craft store, you're welcome).  It is clear so you don't have to change your thread color for each patch. And you sew the patches on with your machine. This has saved me hours of time and a lot of pricked fingers while hand sewing on ten million merit badges in a marathon session on the day of the court of honor. Save your poor fingers!


Here's how you do it:
Pin your patches into place (this is the hard part). The patches can be very rigid, so be careful not to poke yourself with the pins. Sew them on using your machine. Go slowly and sew right next to the outside borders of the patches so they lay nice and flat. Clip your threads and be glad for all the time you saved. Thats it, you're all done! Until they change rank in three months.  :)

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