Talk about Girl Power!
I remember working hard to earn these badges, then proudly hand-sewing them to the green sash so I could wear it to school.
And it felt good all over again when I pulled my vintage scout patches out of storage and started creating new designs with them a few weeks ago,
Here are my “Good Scout Wristlets”. They combine vintage Pendleton Wool (a lucky find in just the right color), reclaimed zippers, brown bark cloth and scout badges, of course.
A few construction notes:
Yes, I washed the wool. It was musty smelling so I threw it in my front loader and dryer. It didn’t felt. Not enough water for that.
I’m using interfacing to give the bag body. Apply it before the zipper. I like to hold the interfacing in place with my quilters spray, then catch the interfacing in the seam. I use applique scissors to trim the excess right down to the stitching.
And these bags are fully lined. I apply the lining pieces to the zipper seam before stitching the sides and bottom. The rest of the process it pretty intuitive. Just leave an opening to turn the bag to the right side. Hand stitch it closed to finish.
PS. These Good Scout Wristlets aren’t in my Etsy shop yet. But I plan to have a few for sale at the Western Wake Farmers Market with this Saturday morning (10/17). Stop by my tent and check them out.