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1. Posted by dpatton (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

I am looking to attach a Canadian crest to my waterproof jacket that I am going to be using for an upcoming backpacking trip. I would like to attach a crest to it but don't want to damage the waterproof aspect of the jacket. Is there a way to attach them (glue, etc) without actually stitching through the jacket?????

2. Posted by Makini (Respected Member 80 posts) 9y

There are crests which can be ironed onto a fabric. That should not (not too much, at least) damage your jacket. Any attaching which involves perforating the jacket in any way should be absolutely ruled out!

3. Posted by Jeelan (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

hi

Before you start ironing crests etc find out from the manufacturer what temp the iron needs to be.

Alternatively you can embroider the crest onto the jacket and apply some seam sealing tape onto the embroidered the area. AS long as the tape overlaps the previous layer, you should get a water tight seal.

cheers
Jeelan

4. Posted by kesadilla (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

One more thing you also might want to conisder. The Canadian flag on a bag has become a bit of cliche especially for Canadians traveling to Australia. Apparently Americans have started doing this also (with the Canadian flag) in an attempt to have safer travels I assume. The Aussies that I've met up with tend to have a chuckle about this trend. It used to be a good idea to put your nationality on your sleeve when we were internationally known as peace keepers, but things have changed. When I'm abroad people usually can guess my nationality wihtout much effort. think twice before you put that patch on your nice jacket. Good luck

5. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Quoting kesadilla

One more thing you also might want to conisder. The Canadian flag on a bag has become a bit of cliche especially for Canadians traveling to Australia. Apparently Americans have started doing this also (with the Canadian flag) in an attempt to have safer travels I assume. The Aussies that I've met up with tend to have a chuckle about this trend. It used to be a good idea to put your nationality on your sleeve when we were internationally known as peace keepers, but things have changed. When I'm abroad people usually can guess my nationality wihtout much effort. think twice before you put that patch on your nice jacket. Good luck

I totally agree with that. In another forum there was a big argument about this subject lol. Although if you still want to go through with it just put it on your pack or on something where it won't do any harm.

6. Posted by dpatton (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

Thanks for your input everyone...I had planned to stich the crest and then seam seal it, but was not able to actually get through the material with a needle. I ended up using a crazy glue type product which didn't harm the jacket and seems to keep the patch firmly affixed.

The patch is only a small one which I placed under the logo on the sleeve.

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