Project

Martha Merit Badges

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March 2010

Introduction

Encourage kids to master essential skills with adorable Martha merit badges in cooking, sewing, gardening, petkeeping, and more.

materials

  • Steam-A-Seam 2 double-sided iron-on adhesive

  • Natural or white canvas (at least 1/4 yard)

  • Ruler

  • Rotary cutter

  • Ink-jet printer

  • Scissors

  • Iron

  • Wool felt in desired color for badge backings

  • Pinking shears

  • Permanent glue for adding embellishments

  • Needle and thread or fabric glue

  • Apron

steps

  1. To make printable canvas, iron a sheet of paper-backed Steam-A-Seam onto canvas. Trim fused canvas/Steam-A-Seam to letter size (8 1/2 by 11). Repeat to make two printable canvas sheets.

  2. Feed canvas "paper" into printer with the canvas side as the printable side. Download and print templates one and two onto canvas.

  3. Cut out badges along outer edge of outer solid line. Peel paper backing from badges and iron badges onto felt.

  4. Trim felt around badges with pinking shears.

  5. Embellish badges with beads, rhinestones, glitter, paint, bits of felt, etc. as desired.

  6. Hand-stitch or use fabric glue to attach badges to apron.

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