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Topic: Star Wars Achievement Badge Zippy  (Read 4811 times)
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« on: June 11, 2012 12:29:22 PM »

Ever since the first Felt Badge Swap and the Craftsters Scouts, I've been all about making felt badges.  I really wanted to combine with my love of badge making with my love of my husband.  He's a huge nerd, so I decided I wanted to make him a series of Star Wars achievement badges and afix 'em to a hoody zip-up sweatshirt for him (he loves him some zippies!) for his birthday.  I told gozer about my idea, and she helped me come up with ideas for the badges (and when I say "helped me", I mean she pretty much gave me all the titles of almost all of the badges.  lol!).  I <3 gozer!  She is so knowledgeable about all things Star Wars!

I have a whole bunch more badges that I want to make, and whole bunch that already cut out and just need to be pieced together.  But, I didn't want to make my husband wait for the sweatshirt anymore (since his birthday was in April and I just got it all put together this weekend).  So, I'm going to continue to make badges and just add them to his zippy as I go.  But, for now, here is what he's got!


I bought the zippy at Target, and its knit fabric, so much more lightweight than his regular sweatshirts.  The badges will eventually continue to the backside of the sweatshirt around the bottom.  I put a square of heat n bond onto the back of the badge and then ironed it onto the sweatshirt, just so if the stitching ever started to come off, they badge would stay on there.


The badges are made from wool blend felt.  Its super nice!


Here are the badges before I put them onto the sweatshirt.  The badges are (in case you can't read them) Naboo Swimming, Wompa Combat, Sith Tracking, Bantha Training, Rebel Pilot First Solo Flight, Droid Construction, The Force Level 3, Hoth Ice Sculpture, and Endor Woodworking.



And now you can all swoon over my husband modeling his new zippy.  ^_^

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012 12:33:47 PM »

Oh my I love this!!!  What a great idea.  I might have to make some for me. I love star wars.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012 12:38:15 PM »

You are amazing, jilly!! I'm not a big enough star wars geek to understand the meanings, but I am a HUGE felt badge geek so I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Great job. I like that each badge is unique but follows a similar design layout.

Keep us posted as you add more!
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012 01:00:18 PM »

YES! This totally rocks, Jillybeans! It's hilarious- but especially the "The force level 3" one! I might have to blatantly steal be inspired by your ideas and make a couple for another silly nerd-boy, who keeps insisting on watching StarWars as well Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012 01:12:32 PM »

 I first have to laugh because I got that exact same hoodie, color and all, from Target! Great choice. LOL!
 The badges look amazing! You did such an awesome job! Love the droid one best. Your R2 just rocks!

 And <3 you too! You are great friend and such an inspiration to do more and better crafts!
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012 01:14:05 PM »

Thanks everyone!

Blatantly steal away, BirdBones!  ^_^  lol!
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012 01:48:47 PM »

This is really cool. I also love the droid badge. I will totally have to "be inspired" by this.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2012 03:35:55 PM »

That is awesome!!!! My boyfriend would just die if he saw that.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012 06:19:17 PM »

I'm more Star Trek than Star Wars, but even though I don't understand all the badgey nuances, I am still able to recognize Geek Awesome when I see it.

This is it.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012 06:31:28 PM »

This is GREAT, Jillybeans!!  I've been looking forward to seeing this!
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012 08:57:45 AM »

Those are amazing jillybeans!!! It looks like you have one happy hubby  Cheesy (Although so many pictures of a bearded man in a row was a bit much for my beard loving brain  Cheesy)  SO many tiny stitches!! The felt you used looks great, I must treat myself to some soon!
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012 01:24:46 PM »

What an awesomely geeky craft! Hubby sure looks happy Cheesy And your stitches are so neat!

How does felt take washing? Can you wash those batches without worries on machine? I might also stealget inspired by this project Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012 04:45:42 PM »

what an awesome gift idea.  love it.
the badges are so detailed and neat--great job.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2012 06:06:15 AM »

Amazing as always, Jilly!
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2012 06:13:33 PM »

These are genius!  I can't even pick a favorite. I love how happy your hubby looks in his custom hoody!
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012 11:56:13 AM »

Jilly, this is too awesome! I love the subtle geekiness of it! I think my son needs something like this.
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2012 07:02:12 PM »

amazingly awesome idea!  and so cool that your hubby would model it.  Mine would but not let me post his pic  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2012 08:16:35 AM »

Jillybeans - this looks awesome! Hubby looks like a happy guy.

I am also interested in whether the felt you use stands up to washing?
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2012 12:21:48 PM »

Very cute!! And the badges are nice too Grin
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012 01:12:57 PM »

Thanks everyone! We haven't washed it, but I'll let you all know how it holds up to washing. Since I used a wool blend for the felt there will definitely be no drier drying! I did put a felt leaf on a different sweatshirt with regular craft felt and it's been washed many times and is still fine, just some pelling.
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