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  1. theone2029

    theone2029 New member

    Ok so I know right now im gonna get ribbed for this lol but I dont mind, kind of need a laugh at my own stupidity

    Ok so I have never been good at sewing but I thought, hey I'll give it ago, I need to practice for HMS Raleigh.
    So I got out the ol sewing kit, and started trying to sew a name tag into an old t-shirt, how hard can it be?

    Turns out, it was alot harder than I thought. The name tag sucked. It was sewn on sidways and the stitching was showing on the tag, not exactly hidden lol.

    God I hope they teach us a better technique. Im hopeless lol

    Let the ribbing begin :lol:
  2. johne

    johne War Hero

    They gave us alittle blue bag aptly named a housewife. Learn yourself . Haa. :D
  3. theone2029

    theone2029 New member

    Haha. I wouldnt be surprised If i stiched myself into the t-shirt later tonight :lol:
  4. slim

    slim War Hero

    Don't worry, you will all be in the same boat. Pay attention and listen to the advice from your instructors.
    Then give it all to a lady sailor to do. :p
  5. alacrity174

    alacrity174 War Hero

    Or help yourself out and take some wonder web with you. Just iron on the name tag with wonder web and then stitch round the outside. Viola nice tiddly name tag sewn on.
  6. theone2029

    theone2029 New member

    Lol sounds like a plan haha.
    Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again :D
  7. higthepig

    higthepig Supporters - GCM


    Tho I think I'll be ok on the day, gonna give it another crack today, hope I dont end up stiching my finger.... again

    You are joining as an Officer, aren`t you?

  8. Physical

    Physical New member

    copydex, a small rule and biro to draw on stitches
  9. gregsnell

    gregsnell New member

    He said he's going to Raleigh so I'm guessing not.
  10. theone2029

    theone2029 New member

    lol No not going in as an officer, I'm going in as a rating.
    Im good with bulling boots, folding clothes, and cleaning. Not bad at ironing but I suck at sewing lmao
  11. theone2029

    theone2029 New member

    what type of stitch do you have to use at Raleigh anyway. Im using the backstitch atm lol
  12. Rookie-WWFC

    Rookie-WWFC New member

    Can anyone link me to a page that shows how I need to fold the shirts and trousers? I've been trying to find one since I got back from my RPC so I can practice but no joy.
  13. dhoby_bucket

    dhoby_bucket War Hero

    Must be joining as a steward...
  14. Waspie

    Waspie War Hero

    You have scope for bartering.

    I bet there are people like me who can't bull boots to save there lives. They will probably be a dab hand at sowing.

    Problem solved!
  15. scouse

    scouse New member

    :wink: :wink: Kit old navy style!! not sure about Kit new Navy Style :roll: :roll: sorry about the picture size :oops:
  16. tasape

    tasape New member

    heck i hated sowing but i learned to use a smaller needle put a book under the place where you are to sew and that should help you
    failing that find a seamstress there are lots in the local paper on postoffice doors etc
  17. thingy

    thingy Supporters - GCM

    All you need is neat chain stitch and abundent supplies of patience and red worsted. You can sew your name neatly in chain stitch, can't you? ;)

    PS: A good idea is to take your mum. Kit dhobied, ironed and neatly folded in your locker upon waking up and as Chiefy serves you breakfast in bed and dunks you egg soldiers for you, mum will run your bath to just the right temperature, add your favourite bubble bath/salts and whilst your bathing iron your duvet for you. :biggrin:
  18. Rumrat

    Rumrat War Hero

    Fcuk!! they hang seamstress's on Post Office doors? Why? 8O

    Talk about gettin Stiched up. 8O
  19. tasape

    tasape New member

    the taptap puts her there all part of the service
  20. Rumrat

    Rumrat War Hero

    He must be a decent Sew and Sew :oops: :oops: :oops:

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