INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A MERIT BADGE VEST 

Suggestions:

  • Color: Any color or print – The Junior Grange color is dark red
  • Material: Denim, broadcloth, polished cotton, Indianhead, poplin or similar washable material.
  • Pattern: A variety of vest patterns are available at your local stores.

MAKE A DISPLAY CASE OR POSTER FOR YOUR MERIT BADGES

Suggestions:

  • Poster: Most office supply stores have a large selection of poster boards.
  • Display Case: Can be found at major art & craft store or online.
  • Picture Case: Can be found at picture framing supply stores.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A MERIT BADGE SASH

Material Required:

(Dark red, wine or maroon color) 2 yards of 36″ wide material will cut four 9″ X 72″ strips, or make four sashes.

Fabric Suggestions:

(The Junior Grange color is dark red.)

  • Broadcloth
  • Polished cotton
  • Indianhead
  • Poplin
  • Similar washable material.

Cutting:

Cut piece 9″ wide X 60 – 72″ long, (the length will vary to fit the size of the child.) Finished sash to be 4″ wide.

Construction:

To taper ends: Fold in half lengthwise. Begin cutting 2″ from end to cut edge, tapering to a point at fold. Repeat at opposite end.

Shoulder seam: Fold in half crosswise. Make dart 1½” from fold on both sides, tapering dart to a point at center.

Seams: Fold in half lengthwise with right sides together and stitch, making a ½” seam. Leave approximately 6″ open at shoulder seam to turn right side out. Then fold under seam allowance on opening, hand stitch and press.

Finishing:

Cross the front section over back, leaving ends approximately 4″ long. Fasten together by stitching or with a snap fastener.