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to ask my Mum to unpick all the badges off DS's Cub & Scout shirts before she puts them in her charity shop??

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Milliways Wed 01-Oct-08 16:33:18

My Mum is great at Sewing etc, and moved all DS's badges from one cub sweatshirt to the next when he outgrew one (I didn't ask her, she just did it one weekend whilst babysitting!).

Anyway, within 2 months of getting new shirt, his pack folds & he moved into Scouts early. Got a new Scout shirt, worn a very few times as he injured his back and could not go. After recovery he didn't want to go back.

So, I have 2 almost new uniform tops, and thought I might as well donate them to a charity shop where my Mum works. Would it be cheeky to ask her to remove the badges for me????

Chandra Wed 01-Oct-08 16:34:48

Why can't you do it yourself?

Carmenere Wed 01-Oct-08 16:36:20

Is this not a case of 'could have done it in the time it took to post about it'?

Milliways Wed 01-Oct-08 16:39:56

He has loads of badges, all sewn on tightly! I look at them & put them back in wardrobe!

Don't know what to do with the badges when off though! He has all his swimming ones on a towel, but don't think he will want these.

Simplysally Wed 01-Oct-08 16:40:35


Simplysally Wed 01-Oct-08 16:41:41

Why not just keep the top then? Taking the badges off won't improve it.

I sewed my daughter's Brownie badge on last night and even though it's wonky, there is no way it's coming off again hmm.

Twiglett Wed 01-Oct-08 16:42:16

you need a quick unpick

psychomum5 Wed 01-Oct-08 16:42:28

you should unpick them yourself, and then take them to the scout troup as they might be able to offer them to a new scout.

saint2shoes Wed 01-Oct-08 16:43:20

yanbu in removing them, but yabu in asking your mum, do it your self.

psychomum5 Wed 01-Oct-08 16:43:24

I mean taking the shirts to the scout troup, not the badges.

your DS might want to keep his badges!

Tamarto Wed 01-Oct-08 16:45:43

Give the shirts in to the scout troop badges and all, the will reuse the badges and give the tops to someone who needs them.

thomsc Wed 01-Oct-08 16:46:47

make cup of tea... take one stitch unpicker, or small pair of sharp scissors... sit down on sofa and unpick whilst watching Super-nanny get cross with Americans or similar. Job done.

cmotdibbler Wed 01-Oct-08 16:48:17

All my brownie and guide badges went onto my camp blanket, which I still have, so its nice to keep them.

If you don't want to unpick them, then theres no harm in asking your mum

Milliways Wed 01-Oct-08 16:51:37

OK, I am suitably shamed for the thought blush

Will get unpucking soon............

FlirtyThirty Wed 01-Oct-08 17:19:43

Keep the shirt...I have my brownie sash and girl guide blouse. Good to know I was once 'Agile' and able to make a cup of tea unaided!

southeastastra Wed 01-Oct-08 17:26:06

quick unpicks are fab, it's addicitive, you'll find yourself unpicking all sorts

Milliways Wed 01-Oct-08 18:45:14

Where do you get "Quick Unpick"s from? Woolies? Robert Dyas??

Flibbertyjibbet Wed 01-Oct-08 19:00:14

I still have all my badges they are positively antiques now.

You have to unpick very carefully and unless they've been sewn on with a very fine needle I suspect the outline of each badge will be left on the shirt.

Nymphadora Wed 01-Oct-08 19:04:04

I sew (well my mam helps) the girls badges onto a blanket each(just cheapish fleece one) so that they are all together

Romy7 Wed 01-Oct-08 19:08:09

def blanket. he can take it to camp. i have one with all my brownie stuff etc on lol...
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