Found 24th Jan 2011
Help my kids keep getting swimming, gym, brownie badges for their uniform! is there anyway you can stick them on without sewing.?????...i am crap at that lol

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Fabric glue?, iron on tape?

Visit your local john lewis.

Use wonder web, just iron them on and its very strong.

ratatatatata

Use wonder web, just iron them on and its very strong.


i used this on my sons scouts badges , the only problem i found was when washed they did come off sometimes

djezz

Fabric glue?, iron on tape?Visit your local john lewis.



by the time you go the JL and browse and buy it would have been quicker to just sew it on to their uniform. And can i just say as a male, i think its quite nice and easy to do and once the thread is in the needle, very relaxing. Oh and im a great cook and i clean too..... ladies

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SunTzu

sooooo lazy not to put this in the misc section instead of deals??


Am so computer illiterate i havent figured out how to yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original Poster

Well lovely perfect rupz it isnt so easy when you have to stretch and hold the lycra gym costume and thread the needle and get the badge on the right way up!!!! you sound fab that you can cook and clean too ! certainly hope you are not single with those attributes!!!!!!!!

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not at rainbows when youre 5 they dont even let you near a pair of scissors!!!!

groovygirl36

Well lovely perfect rupz it isnt so easy when you have to stretch and … Well lovely perfect rupz it isnt so easy when you have to stretch and hold the lycra gym costume and thread the needle and get the badge on the right way up!!!! you sound fab that you can cook and clean too ! certainly hope you are not single with those attributes!!!!!!!!



The thing to use is a backing fabric when you sew to stop the stretching. Unfortunetly, i am!!!. the cooking and cleaning, though worthy and desirable attributes, are overshawoded by my quasimodo like appearance
Edited by: "Rupz" 24th Jan 2011

my friend sows mine on as she knows i wont do it

I don't think anything but sewing would work. The badges are stiff and the fabric thin, wonder web would'nt do it.

Great example to be setting your kids eh?


How about not being "soooo lazy" and setting them an example by learning how to do it?

This will avoid then being teased by all the kids whose parents could be bothered to sew the badges on properly

Unless you are training them for a life on benefits they carry on
Edited by: "boothy" 24th Jan 2011

Just sew them

Sew em on ! it aint rocket science

How about your mum/mum in law, sister, friend etc?

You can always ask a favour and maybe you can do a favour in return?

I think sewing is the only way they're guaranteed not to fall off

Stop them from going to brownies = problem solved.

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Well that will teach me to moan, shes just come home with two more tonight!!! thats a grand total of 11 badges now......time for rent a granny me thinks!!!!lol

groovygirl36

Well that will teach me to moan, shes just come home with two more … Well that will teach me to moan, shes just come home with two more tonight!!! thats a grand total of 11 badges now......time for rent a granny me thinks!!!!lol



jellybaby22

I knew this thread would end up like thisI can't sew either OP .... … I knew this thread would end up like thisI can't sew either OP .... Luckily my oh canWonderweb works



Not trying to be sexist or anything but didn't they teach needlework at your school?
It's a long time since I went but even I as a boy was taught sewing, embroidery (no Homo) and weaving at school

groovygirl36

Well that will teach me to moan, shes just come home with two more … Well that will teach me to moan, shes just come home with two more tonight!!! thats a grand total of 11 badges now......time for rent a granny me thinks!!!!lol



Drop them off to me (the badges and kit) supermum and i wil sort them out. Need me to show you how to make great food too

trog0

Not trying to be sexist or anything but didn't they teach needlework at … Not trying to be sexist or anything but didn't they teach needlework at your school?It's a long time since I went but even I as a boy was taught sewing, embroidery (no Homo) and weaving at school



LOL....no homo.....dont worry mate, no is here to judge you..... its all about the ladies at the moment. At my school (all boys) we learnt not only to sew but also how to use the sewing machines. I can now do my trousers for suits and jeans (more harder granted), like i also stated above, I can also cook (pretty well) and clean.......all this and im a single, moderatly decent looking, very well educated, young (25) male.............single file please girls
Edited by: "Rupz" 25th Jan 2011

Now might be the time to invest in a couple of essential for these occasions which will crop up for years to come A pair of small scissors, a pair of larger cutting out scissors, a pack of mixed needles, a few reels of common colour of threads - black, white, yellow, red and green should cover most of these confounded badges. Also some glass headed pins). This may seem like an extravagance£10 - £15 (these products have to be servicable but not expensive.) but they'll make the task of little sewing jobs more bearable - lack of half decent equipment makes any job seem like climbing a mountain. For sewing on to stretchy fabrics, i would advise that you gently stretch the garment over something like a jam jar and pin the badge down with about 3 - 4 pins. (this means that your can stab down with the needle without catching any other fabric or your fingers! Don't have the
thread too long either - for a badge about 60cm double threaded should do.
Wundaweb is all well and good, but not very good when the garment is washed at higher temperatures and also, you won't be able to use it on Lycra fabrics successfully, because the heat you will need to melt the 'glue' will also mean that you will have to pay out for a replacement garment (and boy, they aren't cheap) as you will have melted the garment - and maybe even knacked the soleplate of your iron!!
Edited by: "jelli89" 25th Jan 2011

jellybaby22

No .... Geography... Maths...I learnt those subjects but not … No .... Geography... Maths...I learnt those subjects but not sewing....Never heard of anyone being taught that at school ?!?!



I did and home economics! Love sewing, I am weird like that

I deleted school info by the way, database would have gone overboard looking for info on tinternet X)

Hahahaha soz JB, now it looks like you are talking to yourself, I am laughing here

jellybaby22

Too late it'll already be logged on the database



Argh!!!! X)

Rupz

LOL....no homo.....dont worry mate, no is here to judge you..... its all … LOL....no homo.....dont worry mate, no is here to judge you..... its all about the ladies at the moment. At my school (all boys) we learnt not only to sew but also how to use the sewing machines. I can now do my trousers for suits and jeans (more harder granted), like i also stated above, I can also cook (pretty well) and clean.......all this and im a single, moderatly decent looking, very well educated, young (25) male.............single file please girls



haha, all sounds v good to me amazing what you can find on a shopping forum these days X)
Edited by: "MAIA" 26th Jan 2011

jelli89

Now might be the time to invest in a couple of essential for these … Now might be the time to invest in a couple of essential for these occasions which will crop up for years to come A pair of small scissors, a pair of larger cutting out scissors, a pack of mixed needles, a few reels of common colour of threads - black, white, yellow, red and green should cover most of these confounded badges. Also some glass headed pins). This may seem like an extravagance£10 - £15 (these products have to be servicable but not expensive.) but they'll make the task of little sewing jobs more bearable - lack of half decent equipment makes any job seem like climbing a mountain. For sewing on to stretchy fabrics, i would advise that you gently stretch the garment over something like a jam jar and pin the badge down with about 3 - 4 pins. (this means that your can stab down with the needle without catching any other fabric or your fingers! Don't have the thread too long either - for a badge about 60cm double threaded should do. Wundaweb is all well and good, but not very good when the garment is washed at higher temperatures and also, you won't be able to use it on Lycra fabrics successfully, because the heat you will need to melt the 'glue' will also mean that you will have to pay out for a replacement garment (and boy, they aren't cheap) as you will have melted the garment - and maybe even knacked the soleplate of your iron!!



Wow, jelli89! Very impressive instructions Might be worth adding, as this is hukd, that all this stuff is available in £ shops

Banned

My bf loves sewing and housework.

I am such a lucky girl
Edited by: "DLM" 26th Jan 2011

DLM

My bf loves sewing and housework.I am such a lucky girl



If he can cook as well, you should have him cloned A man that can cook, <3.

Wonder Web is fabulous, i would highly recommend it, i use to to hem my pants, as im no good at sewing! xxxx

Banned

MAIA

If he can cook as well, you should have him cloned A man that can … If he can cook as well, you should have him cloned A man that can cook, <3.



I normally start cooking a meal and then he finishes it and then washes up.

God I am such a lazy moo

DLM

I normally start cooking a meal and then he finishes it and then washes … I normally start cooking a meal and then he finishes it and then washes up.God I am such a lazy moo



Hate it when some one messes with my cooking. My hubby was an unbelievably good cook, probably because he liked his food so much X) Even so, when he decided to "experiment" by putting a load of cloves in my pastichio (bit like lasagne) I was really p***d off when I tasted it!
Quite happy to leave him to invent his own stuff while I relaxed with a glass of wine though

MAIA

haha, all sounds v good to me amazing what you can find on a shopping … haha, all sounds v good to me amazing what you can find on a shopping forum these days X)



i know... and you think i would be hot at this point.............. still no messages of interest.......what a bummer (not meant in the homo sense......lol classic!!!!!!)

You're obviously too modest for the other ladies on here, maybe the mention of Quasimodo frightened everyone away? lol

MAIA

You're obviously too modest for the other ladies on here, maybe the … You're obviously too modest for the other ladies on here, maybe the mention of Quasimodo frightened everyone away? lol



Your probably right, thing is i woudl rather say im uglier and people disagree than say im brad pitts better looking bother and get told im the Quasimodo's uglier sibling :)..... are you trying it on with me MAIA........ and if not, why not lol

MAIA

Wow, jelli89! Very impressive instructions Might be worth … Wow, jelli89! Very impressive instructions Might be worth adding, as this is hukd, that all this stuff is available in £ shops


Why thank you Although it is my job, i do realise that many people find the thought of sewing very daunting.
I would also recommend that reels of thread, are sooooo much better than the daft bits wound round a bit of card (in some of the really cheap sets) - they tangle very easily, and are the perfect recipe for chucking the towel in. Even half decent scissors, should mean that when a thread is cut (in prep to be threaded) it should pass though the eye of the needle much easier - if all else fails - use a needle threader!
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