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 Post subject: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:06 pm 
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So we finally have our official team patches ready.
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A big 3x URA! for KickThroat!



Now they've been made. And soon you will have them.
How will you attach them :?:
I was considering just sewing it on, as usual. But since it is vinyl, it is essentially plastic, as I understand it. So throwing my uniform in a dryer after washing swamp stank off of it :vomit: could destroy the patch. So it seems that using the velcro is going to be the route to take. So I can remove it to avoid damage during wash, and keep it transferable to other kit (theoretically, since I don't really have other kit to put it on, except the back of my tan hydration carrier I use with my Ukrainian Desert kit, or my Evike ball cap).

So I need a 3" soft velcro circle. I don't know what it's called. I think the hard side, the on on the patch, is called "hooks?" And the soft side "loops?" Someone, enlighten me. I'm sure they are for sale on the internet. If someone already has a cheap source, please feel free to share it here.

I am going to try to work with what I already have.
I have an OD rectangle that complete covers up the pocket
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I have a black circle that is just a little too small
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I have a black circle that is just a little too big
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And I have OD scraps that I can cluster together
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I got excited about having the big OD rectangle that covers up the entire pocket, but then I thought that it seems too Western :-/
And it doesn't really afford enough space to really attach more than one patch, so why bother?
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I'm leaning towards the circle that is a little too small. Hopefully the patch won't look like its hanging, and it should making removing it easy to get a grip on it.
Thoughts or suggestions before I start sewing anything? Or just feel like sharing how you plan to attach your patches?

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Plastic = hook, fabric = loop. You can get pieces of "loop" at any craft store and even Walmart. It can be cut to size and sewn on or even attached with "patch attach". I use it for my Marine Corps League uniforms. It's a type of glue that is rendered permanent after ironing it on. No sewing needed, but it can't be removed afterward. Spank, if you're free Saturday, we can go pick some up if you like.

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:58 am 
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smaller will probably look the best, but full rectangle may also work as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:32 am 
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Schultz,
I'm going to not use that rectangle on my 88/97 uniform. All that visible Velcro makes it look clearly not legit.
Maybe I'd use it on my super 'leet Flora Mabuta. I'm contemplating it. Might keep it sterile.

Sonic,
I don't know if I'll be in NYC this weekend. Cousin might be taking me to PA.
I've had poor experience with iron-on patches. My S.T.A.R.S. patches were that kind, and they didn't hold on to the blouses we ironed them onto. Ended up sewing them on later because they were peeling off.

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:41 am 
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Mr.Spank wrote:
Schultz,
I'm going to not use that rectangle on my 88/97 uniform. All that visible Velcro makes it look clearly not legit.
Maybe I'd use it on my super 'leet Flora Mabuta. I'm contemplating it. Might keep it sterile.

Sonic,
I don't know if I'll be in NYC this weekend. Cousin might be taking me to PA.
I've had poor experience with iron-on patches. My S.T.A.R.S. patches were that kind, and they didn't hold on to the blouses we ironed them onto. Ended up sewing them on later because they were peeling off.

No sweat, I'll probably go get some loop fabric anyway and attach, in prep for having a badass patch for RC4:ROO

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:44 pm 
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The circle does look better, Ill put squares on my gorka though so I can put tacicool patches now that I'm theonly one with one.

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Maybe just take the black circle thats a bit too big and trim it down? I would lean towards the smaller circle however I feel your concerns about it looking like its hanging off, the patch looks odd with a fuzzy black stroke around it also. I would suggest trimming it the best you can to the exact dimension of the patch, maybe very slightly smaller.

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
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I can't wait to see a group photo op with the new patches, I might have to make an appearance to get back in on some action!

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:14 am 
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You're always welcome back.
I got loaner kit, if you need.

I trimmed down the larger circle.
Got it sewed on.
How is everyone else doing? Who's ready to mount their patches?

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 Post subject: Re: Team Patch Attachment
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:19 am 
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Mr.Spank wrote:
You're always welcome back.
I got loaner kit, if you need.

I trimmed down the larger circle.
Got it sewed on.
How is everyone else doing? Who's ready to mount their patches?

Ready to go! I have a Russian Fed Armed Forces patch in the mail. Maybe I could borrow those collar pins for Reality Check?

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