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Sewing on patches with proper thread

BigBrother

One of the Regulars
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I'll need to remove a patch from a uniform for cleaning and I'm curious what I should give my tailor to put it back on...

- Period-original thread from a WWII sewing kit?
- Modern cotton thread?
- Something else?

I want it to pass the black light test, be sturdy, and be the proper color and thickness, etc.

What do you guys do?

Thanks!
 

Walter Neff1940

One of the Regulars
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181
Location
Tennessee
First, just how dirty is the uniform? For me, if it is not major, then a collector would prefer a soiled uniform with original sewn patch verses a clean uniform with a reattached patch.
Your call but you run the risk of more damage by cleaning and trying to reattach than is worth it.
My vote is do nothing
 
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