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« on: November 28, 2009, 09:49:46 pm »

I needed a set of epaulettes for my Lighthorse impression ,and a set for my Pirate impression.I think they turned out OK. Now I need to figure out how to attach them .One to a leather jacket and one to wool. I am thinking magnets. Any Ideas.
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 10:47:18 pm »

Hook & Eye is one way .I'm using artificial sinew and a leather needel to attach my sholder boards.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 12:27:16 am »

Velcro.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 03:03:54 am »

 You could just sew them on? Magnets might fall off, and both velcro and hook and eye have a chance of falling off. I'd use a sharp sewong needle and sturdy fishing line. Maybe even a little fabric glue or super glue underneath the edges for extra support. Unless you want it to be removable?
    Nice epaulettes by the way. How'd yah make them? Any tips you'd be willing to share?

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 03:25:25 am »

3M 5200 or 4200 marine adhesive- will last thru washings and...NEVER come off.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 06:14:31 am »

Erm epaulettes? You could attac them on with your epaulettes, or pu some epaulettes on your jacket. Strictly speaking, those are called shoulder boards, the epaulettes are the part of the garment they actually go on to.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 06:43:36 am »

I'd go for some heavy grade snaps, myself.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 07:46:16 pm »

Thanks all, I was considering the magnets as to not damage the leather coat.I think I will go with the velcro
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2009, 05:44:25 pm »

Erm epaulettes? You could attac them on with your epaulettes, or pu some epaulettes on your jacket. Strictly speaking, those are called shoulder boards, the epaulettes are the part of the garment they actually go on to.

Yeah the conventional method is to have the shoulder boards slide over the epaulettes, which is exactly what epaulettes are for. Thsi si also probably the best method to let them sit properly on the shoulder.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2009, 06:44:52 pm »

Won't the Velcro damage the leather as well, though?  You might be able to sew on some hook and eye closures without putting any new holes in the leather, depending on how the two parts are configured.
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