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How to Make a Custom Boy Scout Troop Neckerchief.

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Why buy custom Troop neckerchiefs? They cost a fortune about $13.00 each and to get them custom with your Troops logo you have to order them in lots of 50! Well not every troop has 50 boys, so you have to hold onto them forever, while eating the cost. So make your own for way less than $5.00 when you make more than a couple.  The more you make the less it cost per neckerchief.

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List of stuff to buy:

2 colors of fabric
The green I bought a sheet WAY cheaper than fabric by the yd. I paid $6.00 for a king sized top sheet on sale. It made 12 neckerchiefs, would have made more but I messed a couple up. So we’ll say it’ll make around 15 depending on the size you make yours.  (Pick a light color for this so you don’t have to buy the transfer paper for dark fabric, you will thank me for this later,) The black I bought 1 yd  at $4.99, used a coupon and got 50% off that, 1 yd will make 12 if you use a 3” strip for the accent color.

Thread to match your accent color
My accent color is the black. I already had thread so I didn’t need to buy any but if you do I paid less than $5.00 for that cone of thread and I’ve had it for over a year.

Iron-on Transfer paper
Any brand will work I got mine for light fabric it’s way cheaper and won’t leave behind the white in the background,  I got this a Michaels, it was $9.99 I had a coupon for 40% off, so I only paid $5.99 for it and it will make 40 neckerchiefs!

Other stuff you will need:
Rotary cutter, matt, and ruler
If you don’t have a rotary cutter just use scissors and a long ruler or yard stick
Scrap paper, or newspaper
I don’t like using newspaper, because it leaves newsprint ink behind and makes your stuff look dirty.
Tape if your piecing together paper
Straight pins
I don’t use pins, but some people do
Sewing machine
You don’t have to have a sewing machine, you could hand sew them, but that might take forever!
 
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