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Mojo
« on: November 26, 2007 07:43:08 AM »

So, here's the problem: I knit this Harry Potter scarf for my 7yo cousin.  I then bought a Gryffindor patch on ebay and I want to adhere it to the scarf like so:


The patch is too stiff to sew-on to the knit so I need to figure out how to adhere it.  I don't think the patch has an iron-on backing (it has a clear plastic coating on the back which makes it very stiff).  I'm not sure how well ironing-on to knits works anyway.  Any ideas on how to stick this puppy on there?

Here's the back of the patch:



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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007 07:57:41 AM »

Could you glue it onto another piece of fabric, and leave a little bit of edge around the patch, and sew the underneath-fabric to the scarf?
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007 08:15:31 AM »

Or else sew the patch onto some kind of lighter, matching fabric, leaving an edge around it, then sew that on...
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007 08:17:47 AM »

Hmmm... maybe adhere it to a piece of black felt or something?  That's a good thought...
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007 08:53:55 AM »

Fabric glue? I think it's called "liquid stich" or something.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007 09:14:31 AM »

Heya Mojo

Normally there's two kind of patches for: sewing on and for ironing on. Have made sure it isn't the kind of patch that is supposed to be ironed on (=there is some stiff glue on the backside that melt when heated up)?

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007 09:23:02 AM »

If the scarf is knit in acrylic, DO NOT try to iron it on! You probably already know it, but it doesn't hurt reminding. If you try, the acrylic will melt, and it'd be a shame on such a beautiful scarf. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007 10:19:52 AM »

I do a bit of quilting and have used steam a seam to adhere fabric to fabric.  I think it comes in different 'grades' and can be found at a fabric store.  Good Luck!
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007 11:05:11 AM »

I have that same patch and it is an iron on. I do suggest going with something like liquid stich though.
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007 04:50:54 AM »

If the scarf is knit in acrylic, DO NOT try to iron it on! You probably already know it, but it doesn't hurt reminding. If you try, the acrylic will melt, and it'd be a shame on such a beautiful scarf. Smiley

Ah, a useful reminder indeed!  It is knit in an acrylic blend so probably not good to risk ironing-on at all.  I'm going to get some felt and fabric glue to use as a backing and then sew that on.  Thanks everyone for the help!
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