Need Advise sewing on school patch...

  1. My wife's school requires a school patch to be sewed on the arm of each scrub top and her lab coat...

    I'm ok with hand sewing and with the machine...

    Any one have experience with sewing on patches?
    These must be attaches 2" below the upper arm seam... So that makes it even more challenging...
    Should I try the machine first or just break down and do it by hand?


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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from StudentSpouse
    My wife's school requires a school patch to be sewed on the arm of each scrub top and her lab coat...

    I'm ok with hand sewing and with the machine...

    Any one have experience with sewing on patches?
    These must be attaches 2" below the upper arm seam... So that makes it even more challenging...
    Should I try the machine first or just break down and do it by hand?


    I just hand basted mine on....Others used iron on fusible webbing..I would not bother with the machine-especially when sewing on a sleeve-I hand sew pants legs hems,too....
  4. by   middleageNP
    Sleeves are tricky to machine sew on a patch unless your machine has a removable piece for sewing armholes, tubing etc... I would pin the patch inplace and handstitch with invisable thread so perfected stictches wont be neccessary. iron on fuse is OK except it won't survive after several washings.
    Last edit by middleageNP on Sep 3, '06
  5. by   babynurselsa
    I preferred to use the iron-on Wonder under fusible. It worked very well for me and was easier that trying to sew it on.
  6. by   bethg5
    Some of the students at our school use velcro. Our patches tend to bleed in the wash so the instructors mentioned this method at orientation.
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    Yep, I just sewed on a piece of velcro so that I could remove the patch prior to a wash.
  8. by   RNsRWe
    Huh, I never thought of velcro! I just took fifteen minutes out of my life and stitched the thing on. I'm sure it'll never win awards for perfection of stitches, but that thing stayed on exactly where I stuck it for two years, so I guess it was just fine!
  9. by   bethg5
    After seeing how bad my daughters girls scout patches looked I think I will stick to velcro.
  10. by   hospitalstaph
    Get yourself some Badgemagic. They sell it at Scout shops, but I think you can get it online as well.

    T
  11. by   moonischasingme1
    OMG, I wish I would have thought of velcro! Too late now!:wink2:
  12. by   prmenrs
  13. by   LanaBanana
    With the velco, do you ever have a problem with the badge coming off or getting pulled off?
  14. by   SimonJester
    I tried the Velcro at first but because my wife's school patch was round on one side it didn't appear all that great with the Velcro. One end just kept coming off. This was also complicated by the fact the patch needed to be warn on the arm sleeve...

    In the end I ended up sewing them on by hand.

    Thanks for all the advise!

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