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 Post subject: Bevo SS insignia
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Is there anywhere to get BEVO SS arm eagles/cap skulls and eagles pre sewn on material ready to be sewn on to items as sewing it yourself is a nightmare

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 Post subject: Re: Bevo SS insignia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:02 am 
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3rd_reich militaria does it but it looks odd. He's the same guy that makes pretty good caps for us Gebirgsjägers. The trick is to paste it to another cloth backing then cut it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Bevo SS insignia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:46 pm 
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Thats good advice, personally i glue the bevo insignia item onto newspaper first
just using paper glue, then let it dry, then cut it out, the paper is thin enough not to
be noticed when sewn on also when cutting it out it stops the fraying imho, it also
gives the thin bevo material a slight thickness which helps when sewing it on.

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 Post subject: Re: Bevo SS insignia
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Oberleutnant Ulrich wrote:
3rd_reich militaria does it but it looks odd. He's the same guy that makes pretty good caps for us Gebirgsjägers. The trick is to paste it to another cloth backing then cut it out.


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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Elite-Bevo-Cap- ... 35ca3c08d5

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 Post subject: Re: Bevo SS insignia
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:21 pm 
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I wouldn't recommend what you're suggesting, in the end I don't think you'll ever be pleased with it....

I just had some sewing work done by Richard Underwood, really great work and a very reasonable cost too I thought. I'd recommend him, but you might have to wait a little while as I think he might be snowed under with film/ movie work at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Bevo SS insignia
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:13 pm 
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PaulW wrote:
I wouldn't recommend what you're suggesting, in the end I don't think you'll ever be pleased with it....


Im happy with my method kamerad, it is tried and tested
and have been doing it ever since i discovered the idea,
apparantly this was done originally as far as i know except
it was paste that was used to stiffen the insignia then when
washed after the insignia was sewn on the paste would wash
out, try it and see.

I will add this isn't soaking the insignia item in glue it is just a gentle
smearing on the rear, personally i use pritt stick for this, it also helps
holding all the loose threads together as well as giving the item some
stiffness which helps with sewing.

The idea i found in a back issue of "Antique Arms and Armour" an old
publication, there was an article about British Wartime insignia and
how often paper or glue was found on the reverse, apparantly it was
an Army quartermaster/tailor trick of smearing the rear of flimsy insignia
with paste or on the larger insignia gluing on a small piece of paper to
strengthen it.

Obviously after washing the item the paper would distintergrate but
this doesnt matter as it is sewn onto the garment and its job of helping
the sewing task was done, unless the insignia was removed then the process
would start again, i thought i would explain the background of this technique,
i often wondered why bits of paper were glued to old insignia, hope this helps.

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