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Triathlon "Big Girl Badge" Adult Merit Badge Embroidery File

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I wanted to earn merit badges like I did when I was a kid, darnit!

So I started making them on my embroidery machine.

This badge celebrates the awesomeness of doing a triathlon.

Note that this is a set of embroidery machine files, NOT an actual patch.

The finished patch is 1 5/8" in diameter — so roughly just a tiny bit larger, perhaps, than a traditional scouting badge.

The following files are included in the zipped folder:


It also includes a folder with cut files for the little fabric circles.

When I make them, I like to use some polyester twill backed with fusible interfacing for support (and it helps the fabric not unravel) then cut the fabric circle on my cutting machine. Then let the embroidery machine stitch the first circle on wash-away stabilizer. When it stops, I take the frame out, spray just a bit of wash-away fabric adhesive on the stabilizer and place the fabric, then resume. It will then stitch zigzag around your patch for support, stitch out the design, and then finish with the satin border. But you can do what you want with it.

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