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    moved the patches from my first gi, onto this middleweight gi.. and wow.. it was pretty fun.. sort of theraputic..








    the big stitches are where i pre stitched by hand.. to hold them in place while i used the machine.. the crest and name patch i put on with fabric glue, then used the machine on. the crest i outlined.. then went a straight line back and forth on the points to reinforce them. while the most time consuming (maybe 15 minutes?) and most challenging, it was the most fun
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    Default Re: kenpo patches (first time ever using a sewing machine)

    I still do all my sewing of patches by hand.
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    Default Re: kenpo patches (first time ever using a sewing machine)

    With the advent of some of them ore "scientific" adhesives in this or the last millenia, I don't bother to sew patches on anymore. They either get stuck on with aforementioned adhesives, or printed on.

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    Default Re: kenpo patches (first time ever using a sewing machine)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    I still do all my sewing of patches by hand.
    Same here. I do all mine that way as well.

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    Default Re: kenpo patches (first time ever using a sewing machine)

    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth View Post
    Same here. I do all mine that way as well.
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    Nice work Brian!

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    What adhesives have you found work well enough to stand up to the abuse a Gi takes? Are there any strong enough for that? I just bought a sewing machine so I can start sewing on patches, stripes etc. I have had some difficulty in finding anything about sewing on rank stripes to a black belt. Does anyone have any information on the best, most durable material to use for putting the red rank stripes on ones belt and any recommended videos or websites that show how to do it properly if you have a sewing machine? I have had a very difficult time finding anything on how to properly sew stripes on to a belt and what material would be the strongest and nicest looking. Once I learn how to do this, I'm for sure making a YouTube Video on this because it seems like no one has. Or I'm just horrible at searching YouTube. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: kenpo patches (first time ever using a sewing machine)

    Quote Originally Posted by madeku View Post
    moved the patches from my first gi, onto this middleweight gi.. and wow.. it was pretty fun.. sort of theraputic..








    the big stitches are where i pre stitched by hand.. to hold them in place while i used the machine.. the crest and name patch i put on with fabric glue, then used the machine on. the crest i outlined.. then went a straight line back and forth on the points to reinforce them. while the most time consuming (maybe 15 minutes?) and most challenging, it was the most fun
    I went ahead and bought a sewing machine and signed up for a two hour private lesson to learn how to use the darn thing. After learning, I have to admit there is a certain level of appeal to sewing on your own patches. I'm using an old Gi of mine and sewing on all the various patches I have from different American Kenpo Schools I have attended of the many years. I'm using it as my beta testing ground to learn by sewing all these old patches I saved on it, some dating back to when I was with the IKKA when Mr. and Mrs. Parker were still alive. It's by default becoming my "Lineage" or my "Ancestors" Gi and it's been pretty cool strolling down memory lane. My sewing instructor recommended this adhesive spray that we used in class to temporarily hold the patch while I start the process of sewing it on the Gi. I fixed a torn seam on my Gi using the fusion cloth and zig-zag stitching across it. Soon enough I'll be doing all my own patches and maybe someday I'll attempt putting duck cloth on a belt for the stripes and maybe trimming the gi with the same duck cloth, and maybe relining the Gi jacket as well to extend it's life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigung86 View Post
    With the advent of some of them ore "scientific" adhesives in this or the last millenia, I don't bother to sew patches on anymore. They either get stuck on with aforementioned adhesives, or printed on.
    I tried that and the patches came off while working out. Hence I bought a sewing machine and am now in the process of learning how to use it properly.
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