Advice 1: How to make a Chevron

Chevrons (sewn logos) used in Shoe and garment industry. They are used to design outerwear, sportswear, children's, youth, uniforms, shoes, hats. Many firms, businesses are ordering suits, work clothing for their employees, decorated with the logo of the company. Chevron is a unique form of advertising. He is part of corporate identity, involving a patch of the logo of a company on different clothes. For us the chevrons is still a new element of corporate culture.
How to make a Chevron
You will need
  • tape (paper), pencil, utility knife, brush and acrylic paint, blackout cloth
Prepare the stencil and attach it with tape on a thick cloth, which will make the patch. Acrylic paint for fabric paint your design using a stencil, let dry, cut out the Chevron of the desired shape and sew to the product.
To make the Chevron hot prepare back plates, using "the method of zincography", any brand paste PVC-EP, blackout fabric the desired size. The paste spread into small jars and add the dye. Hammer clichés paste of the desired color, remove the excess. Put the block on the iron for 20 seconds, remove, let cool, then remove the needle part of the picture that should be a different color, hammer the area with paste of another color, and so on complete the cliché the desired colors. Time to heat the paste for 20 seconds, during this period, it becomes a rubber state. The black paste and cover the entire surface of the pad thickness of 1 mm. Then cliche tightly to the cut piece of cloth, heat the iron.
Once a cliché has cooled carefully remove the piece of cloth. He needs to stick to the black pasta and the one with all the colors of a cliche. Thus, the fabric becomes a black paste, which is the backdrop to the whole picture. Cut the leftover fabrics and the Chevron is ready. Cold method different from the hot the fact that you need not use an iron as a catalyst.
To complete the figure 5-6 paste colors to first cover your entire picture through composition. To add color paste, remove the catalyst and the syringe add the desired paint, and so complete all the clichés needed colors. Chevrons made by the cold process, the quality is much better. Sew or glued with hot-melt adhesive Chevron to the product. To the foot of the sewing machine did not brake, grease Chevron oil.

Advice 2: How to sew on stripes and chevrons

Such insignia as chevrons and stripes are used in army, police, military educational institutions. The process of sewing is not as simple as it seems at first glance, and often is a real problem, especially for beginners. You should follow some rules in order to perform this work efficiently.
How to sew on stripes and chevrons
Pick a thread color matching the fabric of his jacket. Carefully deal with the place of attachment of stripes and chevrons, as they have a different shape and size and designed to be placed in certain places. To determine the exact location of the insignia there are special regulations.
Sew stripes, which indicate the belonging to different services or units on the right sleeve and on the center of the pocket. Such an arrangement of stripes provided for both summer and winter forms. In other cases, the chevrons are located 8 inches from the top stripe to shoulder seam.
Attach the Chevron (for example, "Russian interior Ministry") on the left sleeve shape, respecting the distance of 8 inches from shoulder seam to top of stripe.
Place the rectangular stripe that indicates the course in which enrolled student, on the left sleeve, at a distance of 20 centimeters from the shoulder seam to the top edge of the stripe.
Measure the desired distance from the shoulder seam and pin to pin the top edge of the Chevron. Straighten your jacket and attach a patch so that it is positioned on the sleeve vertically. Pin pin the bottom edge of the Chevron. Sew small stitches seam inside the patch according to the contour, giving it a snug fit to the jacket.
Put on the outfit and carefully inspect the location of the sewn Chevron and the quality of his accession.
Fight back patch and do the work again, if the fabric puckers or is not complied with strictly vertical position of the Chevron on the sleeve.
Get a special Velcro that you can sew to the jacket and chevrons. This eliminates the need to constantly attend to the complex and tedious sewing of the patches after washing the uniforms.
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