Use Gorilla Glue on You Merit Badge Sash




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In this Instructable, I will be teaching you parents of Boy Scouts or are a Boy Scout, but you do not like sewing, use Gorilla Glue!

WARNING: If you do not want stains on the inside of the sash, then do not do this.

1 bottle of Gorilla Glue Super Glue
At least one merit badge
A BSA merit badge sash


Step 1: Put Glue On

Open the super glue and put all over the back of the merit badge.

Step 2: Put On

Put merit badge on sash and use the cap and bottle to fully make the badge stick (this is so your fingers don't stick to the sash). Let it dry for about 10 minutes.


WARNING: If you do not want stains on the inside of the sash, then do not do this.

Step 4: The Final Product

Now you have a merit badge sash that looks good with your Gorilla Glued merit badge!



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    10 Discussions


    5 years ago

    Or you could be a real scout, and learn how to sew like we had to when i was in BSA


    6 years ago on Introduction

    The BSA now sells a product called Badge Magic - it is a heat set glue in a sticker type format. The good thing about it is that it has outlines for badges already on the sheet, cut the outline, peel the back, attach it to the badge, peel the other side off and stick the badge on the niform and your done.
    **OF NOTE**
    Badge Magic works great on thicker fabrics, like a sash, or the older style uniforms (the brown buttons)... Not so much for the new material used in the Boy Scout shirts (the Centennial uniforms)....


    The original Gorilla Glue is a water activated foam glue. It is more flexible. Once it is cured it is water proof. There are fabric glues specifically for this.

    My daughter was in the Brownies. Her badges were actually iron on badges. I would usually iron them on when in a hurry. I am a big procrastinator. I then would run the sewing machine around later when I had more time.

    Stitch witch is a brand name of iron on tape. It is a webbed version of hot glue. You cut the size you want and put it between the two fabrics. You then iron it with a dry iron. For badges I would recommend two layers of the stitch witch.

    3 replies

    Especially in the dryer... Just use the iron on long enough to hold it while sewing. You could even get your "Sewing Badge" :-)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    they're not iron-on the glue like stuff on the back of the patch it to keep the patch from unraveling.


    Not a bad idea & very well presented.
    I do feel however that you should bear a couple of things in mind.

    Super Glues the world over are generally a cyanoacrylate formula & not exactly famous for being flexible, with this in mind I would be reluctant to use it to fix fabrics which by their very nature are very flexible as however strong the glue may be it will invariably tear off of a fabric.
    You really need a flexible glue that has a some streching properties.

    More importantly you should be aware that cyanoacrylate glues can have an exothermic reaction with cotton or wool which can cause burns & in extreme cases start a fire.

    I found this out to my cost trying to make a quick fix a few years ago.
    It may be a good idea to add a line or two about this in your ible to let people know to check what the fabrics they intend to glue are made of.

    2 replies

    You are right because one time when my dad was gluing them on for me, I felt the back of the sash and it felt hot and I asked him "Does super glue use heat to bind things together." He said "No, it's probably the cloth or the plastic (or whatever it is) on the back of the merit badge."

    I know the super glue is not flexible. The Electronics badge (the one with the hand holding the lightning bolts) came off but that was after a rough week at Scout Camp. But other than that, they stay on for about 6 months or more and when they do start peeling off, just glue them back on.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Go to my profile and I have another entry for this contest but for some reason it is not showing up. It's called Coin Prank or something like that. I has a picture of Gorilla Glue All Purpose Glue.