Anyways, in Part One we did the long name and Air Force patches. Now we will tackle the little ones, my least favorite of them all. I have to admit that this time around, they weren't so bad.
Now let me introduce you to my secret weapon... stitch witchery. It is fusible web that is cut in 1/4 of an inch strip and rolled up nice and tight. You can use regular fusible web if you have it on hand.
You technically don't need this, but it makes things so much easier. When I iron these teeny tiny patches the back usually stick up like this and as I sew we get into a big fight because they don't like staying put!
To solve this problem, I iron out the long edges to get an idea of where the folds will go.
I turn it around and place a strip of the fusible web underneath.
Iron it for a few seconds or so.
Do it to the other side.
Then repeat on the short ends and TA-DA!!
Now tame the rest of them.
This will make it so much easier I promise.
Now sew them on. Since I didn't show you the pivot in part one here it is. Sew down to the end. Make sure your needle is all the way down.
Bring your foot up.
Then rotate, bring your foot down, and sew down the next side.
Now, if you are sewing ranks on the collar I kept running into a small issue. It's no big deal but this tip makes it easier to sew them on. Whenever I would sew down the long end, the blue embiodery would press agaisnt my foot. It was annoying. To remedy this I set the width to zero moving the needle all the way to the left.
By doing so, I could sew as close to the edge as possible without having to deal with that pesky blue rank fighting with me.
Yes yes yes, sewing these on can be like going to battle but before you know it you are done! I am debating about posting a tutorial to show how to add elastic to the pants so it's easier to blouse them. We shall see!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Wish me luck on finishing this mile long to do list!!!