How to Sew Patches Onto A Brownie Scout Vest

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The Brownie branch of the Girl Scouts consists of girls in the second and third grades. The Brownie vest is theirs to keep, however, some girls do not want to decorate their vests with permanent decorations. The badges are made of iron-on material, but girls who want removable badges can sew their badges to the vest. The badges earned through the Brownie program should be prominently displayed on the Brownie outfit, regardless of whether they are sewn or ironed onto the vests.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Sewing machine or needle
  • Thread
  • Tape
  • Badge
  • Vest

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  1. 1

    Thread the needle or sewing machine. The colour of the thread should match the colour of the badge. Brown and white thread should be used to sew most patches onto the outfit.

  2. 2

    Cut off a piece of tape, then roll the piece of tape into a circle. Stick the tape onto the back of the badge.

  3. 3

    Locate the proper place for the badge on the vest. Each badge has a position that is the same for each vest. The badge placement can be obtained from the Girl Scout Brownie leader or from the Girl Scout website --

  4. 4

    Sew the perimeter of the patch using either the needle or the machine, depending on your sewing preference. Make sure the string remains around the edges of the badge but is secure enough to be run through the washing machine.

  5. 5

    Remove the tape from the back of the badge when the badge is half sewn, then finish sewing the badge perimeter.

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