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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in textiles.

In this project, you will sew a patch onto one of the following:
  - an elbow of a shirt
  - the knee of pants
  - a quilt
  - tote bag
  - other woven fabric

To complete this Badge Bit, you must:
  -  Post a picture of your holey fabric, patch, thread, and needle or sewing machine
  -  Post a picture of your patch being sewn onto the fabric
  -  Post a picture of your completed patched fabric
  -  It doesn't have to be pretty but it does have to be functional.  Finish the edges of the patch so it doesn't fray.

how to sew a patch

different ways to sew a patch

sewing a patch, messy but quick

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Here's my patch. Just above the old patch is the new tear.
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The tear
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Mend in progress on sewing machine
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Completed mend - inside of pants
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Outside of pants - mend completed
Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

I certify that this Badge Bit is completed!

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One of my favorite shirt got some small holes. This is one of my nice shirts, so I wanted to do a good job darning it so I could still wear it out and about without people noticing the mending.

I used three different colors of thread that were the closest I could match to the shirt, and some wool felt for the patch/backing.
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The holes
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The backing and almost-matching burgandy thread
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sewing the burgandy
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and now the white (I did black after this, but forgot to take a picture)
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Here's the inside
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And the outside! It should be invisible unless someone is sitting next to me and staring at my elbow
Staff note (r ranson):

I hereby certify this BB as complete!

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