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How to Sew a Patch on a Uniform

Whether for the military, public service, scout troop, etc., many people wear uniforms with patches. Sometimes you will need to sew a new patch on your uniform when you get promoted or earn a new badge. Sewing patches on a uniform can be done either by hand or with a machine. Place your patch or badge in the correct position, hold it in place, and use a straight stitch to attach it.

Method 1. Hand Sewing a Patch

1. Wash, dry, and iron your uniform before you begin. If it’s a new uniform, make sure to wash and dry once before sewing on the patch, otherwise, the fabric will bunch unevenly under the patch after the first wash and dry cycle.

  • Many uniforms are made out of cotton. Cotton will usually shrink somewhat after the first wash. If you sew a patch onto your uniform before it has been washed then the fabric under the patch will shrink and pull your patch, bunching it.
  • It is also a good idea to iron the area where the patch is to be placed before starting to sew. Ironing the area will remove any wrinkles. If you sew your patch over wrinkles then your uniform will be permanently wrinkled.

2. Get a sewing needle and thread. Choose a thread that is either the color of the uniform or the color of the edge of the patch.

  • If you can’t find thread that’s the same color as either, look for a darker color that’s as close as possible.
  • Darker rather than lighter thread will blend better and not show up as blatantly. You can also get clear thread to make it less visible.

3. Position the patch in the correct placement. Some patches such as those on military uniforms need to be placed in a specific area.

  • For example, if you need to sew on an American flag patch you need to place it on the shoulder/bicep area of the sleeve. The flag also needs to be placed so it’s facing the right direction. The American flag should always be positioned so that when the wearer is moving forward, it gives the flag the effect of waving in the wind, moving forward.
  • Check with your superiors to make sure you are placing patches in the correct places.

4. Put on the uniform with the patch held by with a safety pin. This is to check if it is positioned correctly. it can help to have someone else confirm this with you.

  • Be careful when wearing your uniform with pins holding the patch. Carefully put the uniform on so the pins don’t poke you.
  • The reason you may want to check how it fits is because when wearing your uniform your body will fill out the garment. This could affect how the patch looks.

5. Secure your patch in place for sewing. Use a safety pin or straight pin to hold the patch in place. Or, alternatively, use adhesive fabric tape to iron the patch on.

  • Even if you don’t have an iron on patch, you might want to get some adhesive ironing tape. The adhesive tape is usually better than pins because it sticks the patch in place while you sew. You won’t have to worry about sewing around pins and poking yourself.
  • Cut and place the tape. Place the patch on the tape and iron.
  • If you don’t iron the patch, you’ll have to pin the patch in place. 、

6. Cut a piece of thread. If you’re not very familiar with sewing, you may want to start with a piece of thread no longer than 18 inches (45cm). Longer pieces tend to get tangled and are harder to work with than shorter ones.

  • Alternatively, you can try not cutting the thread and leaving it on the spool. This will help prevent the thread from getting tangled as well.
  • Additionally, you won’t have to worry about running out of thread and re-threading your needle.

7. Thread the needle and tie a knot in the end of the thread. Threading the needle can be difficult. If you have a needle threading tool, use it to save you time.

  • If you don’t have a threading tool, it can help to twist and wet the thread in your mouth. your saliva will serve as a temporary adhesive to hold the tiny strands of thread together. This allows you to better thread the eye of the needle.

8. Begin threading the needle through your fabric and the patch. Start on the inside of your garment and poke the needle out, coming up through the patch.

  • You’ll want to start on the inside of your fabric so that the knot you’ll create to hold the thread in place isn’t showing on the outside. Start inside and poke the needle out.

9. Sew with a straight stitch pattern. Run the needle back through the uniform about 1/4” (6mm) from where you brought it out.

  • For patches, a straight stitch is not only the easiest but the quickest way to sew the patch on. You don’t need a complicated stitching pattern, especially if you ironed on your patch.
  • A straight stitch will also be the least visible.

10. Continue stitching the patch. Continue your straight stitch until you’ve gone all the way around your patch. You should end where you started.

  • When hand sewing a patch onto a uniform it’s important to take your time and do your best to make sure that your weaves and the length of your stitches are as even to one another as possible. Keeping an even pattern will make your patch look much better.

11. Knot your thread. When you have sewn all the way around the edge of the patch, loop the thread and pull the needle through to tie off your knot.

  • To complete sewing your patch, thread your needle through so that you create a small loop on the inside of your uniform. Bring the needle through the loop and pull the thread tight. This will create a tight knot.

12. Cut the ends of the thread. Cut any loose threads that are hanging beyond the knot.

  • You should leave a little thread about 1/2” (1cm) long. Leaving just a bit ensures that you don’t accidentally cut the knots. Tuck the thread under the patch.
Method 2. Machine Sewing a Patch

1. Iron your garment. Before sewing, you will want to iron your uniform to smooth out any wrinkles.

Ironing your garment before sewing will prevent you from sewing over any wrinkles and leaving permanent wrinkles in your clothes.

2. Place and arrange the patch where you want it. It’s smart to place your patch on your garment or uniform and make sure it’s in the correct spot before sewing.

  • If you sew your patch onto your uniform and realize you have put it in the wrong place you’ll have to remove the patch and start all over again.

3. Iron on your patch. Even if you don’t have an iron on patch, you might want to get some adhesive ironing tape.

  • Cut and place the tape. Place the patch on the tape and iron.
  • If you don’t iron the patch, you’ll have to pin the patch in place. Pinning your patch will create more work for you when using your machine.

4. Place the garment on your sewing machine. Set up your machine so that your needle length is shorter for the patch. Set the machine to a straight stitch. And place your presser foot in the up position.

  • different sewing machines will have different features and capabilities. It’s best to refer to your manual to get best results.
  • Make sure that you are only sewing the patch onto one piece of fabric. If you have to sew your patch onto a sleeve this can be tricky. Pull back the other side of the sleeve without the patch so you don’t sew your sleeve shut.

5. Thread your machine. Place the thread on the bobbin. Your manual will have instructions on how to correctly do this. In general, bring your thread through your bobbin which is on the spindle. With the spindle so that it winds the thread around the bobbin. Press the foot peddle to fill the bobbin.

  • Once the bobbin is filled you’ll have to place the bobbin in the correct location depending on your machine. Then run the thread through the proper parts of your machine to attach it to the needle. Each machine has a different process for this. Refer to your manual.
  • Make sure you have the correct color thread in place. You should either use thread that’s the color of the patch or clear thread.

6. Put the machine on a low-speed setting to start.

  • Your sewing machine will most likely have different speed settings. The speed dictates how quickly the needle moves. You’ll want to keep it low so that you have good control when sewing.

7. Start sewing. Press down on your foot pedal to engage the needle and slowly move your garment until you’ve completed sewing the patch.

  • To rotate the garment and patch, move both as one. Make sure that the foot of the sewing machine is up, but the needle is in place.
  • When you need to rotate, you need to lift the foot up so that you can move the garment. But keep the needle in place so that you get a consistent pattern.
  • Once you’ve made it all the way around your patch, seal the stitch.
  • Take your scissors and cut away any loose threads. You should leave a little bit of thread about 1/2” (1cm) long. Leaving just a bit ensures that you don’t accidentally cut the knots.
Method 3. Sewing a Patch on a Sleeve

1. Remove any patches that need to be replaced with a seam ripper. If you need to replace a patch because you’ve been promoted you’ll have to first take a seem ripper and pluck out the thread. Then remove the patch.

  • Pop every stitch out around your patch.
  • Remove any loose thread with the tweezer end of your seam ripper.
  • Don’t use a razor as you may cut yourself or your garment.

2. Iron your garment. You’ll need to iron your sleeve or garment so that there are no wrinkles.

  • Ironing can also help to smooth out any leftover marks and punctures from a previous patch.
  • Ironing your garment before sewing will prevent you from sewing over any wrinkles and, therefore, leaving permanent wrinkles in your clothes.

3. Position the patch in the correct place. Make sure your patch is placed correctly before sewing or gluing the patch to the sleeve. If you are sewing a patch on a military uniform you will have instructions on the specific location of the patch.

  • For example, a Navy striped patch must end 2 inches (51 mm) above the cuff on the sleeve. Refer to any instructions you were given to correctly place patches.
  • You can either pin the patch on or use glue tape to iron your patch in place.
  • Ironing the patch on isn’t a permanent solution. It is only to hold the patch in place while you sew. The lack of pins will allow you to sew the patch on without running into any pins.
  • If you ironed the patch on, let it cool before sewing.

4. Sew your patch onto your uniform. You can do this either using a sewing machine or hand stitching.

  • Use a thread that’s the appropriate color. Match the color of the patch’s edges or use clear thread.
  • If using a machine, make sure you pull the part of the sleeve back that isn’t attached to your patch.

5. Go slowly. Take your time so that you get it right and don’t have to start over.

  • Depending on where your patch is, sewing may be more difficult. If the patch is higher on the arm, you can use your neck opening to separate the layers of fabric. If it’s lower near the cuff, you will have to pay attention to make sure you aren’t sewing through both sides of the sleeves.
  • Set your machine on a slow setting. If you need to rotate your uniform and patch, raise the foot with the needle still in place. Rotate your garment, then lower the foot.
  • If hand sewing, take your time so that you can create even spaces between each pass and sew in a straight line. Use a straight stitch on patches.

6. Seal your thread with a not or on the machine. Once you’ve made it all the way around your patch, seal the stitch.

  • Take your scissors and cut away any loose threads. You should leave a little thread about 1/2” (1cm) long. Leaving just a bit ensures that you don’t accidentally cut the knots.

Tips

  • If straight pins leave the patch too wavy for easy sewing, you can staple it temporarily in place and remove the staples after sewing. Fusible webbing can also be used to “tack” the patch in place temporarily until you can stitch it on a machine.
  • If it is hard to press the needle through the entire thickness of the patch and uniform, use a thimble to protect your fingers.
  • A glove or leather needle is an excellent needle to use for sewing on a patch.
  • If the patch placement area is accessible by sewing machine, you can sew it on with a sewing machine. If your machine uses a top and bottom thread, the top thread should match the edge of the patch where you are sewing. The bottom thread should be chosen to match the back of the material.
  • An ironed and sewn patch looks good for many years and after hundreds of washes.
  • It may be easier to use iron-on fusing tape to attach the patch instead of sewing it on.

Warnings

  • If you rely only on ironing your patch it will, over time, raise up and separate from your garment. Depending what you do while wearing your uniform a patch can get caught on sharp edges and branches. Sewing reinforces its bond.
  • Many organizations are now producing patches that are made to be ironed on, so you may want to check for this feature before sewing the patch on by hand.

Things You’ll Need

  • Thread in color or uniform or edge of patch

  • Scissors

  • Sewing needle

  • 1 or 2 straight pins or safety pins

  • Optional: needle threader and/or thimble

  • Sewing machine if you have one

  • Adhesive tape

  • Iron

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    How to Decorate Your Laptop

    Decorating your laptop can be a way to personalize and customize your laptop. Are you tired of looking at your boring laptop cover and want to decorate it with some more imaginative and creative ideas? Using some simple materials that you can purchase at a craft store and might already have around the house, you can make your laptop reflect who you are as a person. When decorating your laptop, be sure to take care to avoid damaging it.

    Method 1. Using Decals to Personalize Your Laptop

    1. Decide what parts of your laptop you want to decorate. You have a lot of options when it comes to using decals to decorate your laptop. You can decorate the top, the keyboard, or even the touch pad.

    • When sticking anything directly onto your laptop (not the laptop’s protective cover), make sure you are careful to choose decals, skins, and stickers that are meant for that purpose. Stickers meant for this purpose are often made from vinyl.

    2. Turn off your laptop, then wipe it down. In order for decals, tape, skins, and stickers to apply smoothly, all of the surfaces on your laptop should be clean. Use water and avoid using surface cleaners.

    • Use a damp, not soaking, towel to wipe down the surfaces to which you will be applying any kind of decoration.
    • Wash your hands to help ensure the laptop stays clean after wiping it down.
    • Use a dry towel after the wipe down to ensure the laptop is completely dry and ready for applying decals.

    3. Decorate your keyboard using washi tape. Using washi tape is a popular way to customize your keyboard. Washi tape is a type of decorative masking tape that is safe to apply to your keyboard. It comes in dozens of patterns that you can mix and match. [2]

    • You can buy washi tape at many craft stores. It is also available online from many vendors.
    • Cut strips of tape the size of individual keys, and stick them to the keyboard. You may want to gently write the corresponding letter on the tape. Sometimes washi tape is quite thin. In that case, you might be able to see the lettering through the tape anyway.

    4. Decorate your laptop using a skin. Skins cover the entire back (behind the screen) of the laptop with an elaborate image. Skins are great when you want a single, dramatic image.

    • Many websites sell pre-made laptop skins or even allow you to upload your own images to be made into skins.
    • You can also make your own laptop skin by buying sticker paper and printing the image you want onto the sticker paper using your computer’s printer.
    • Apply the skin by by slowly peeling one edge of the skin back and sticking it to one edge of the laptop. Then, slowly peel the back of the skin away a little at a time while smoothing the skin down with a straight edge (a credit card will do the trick).

    5. Use individual decals and stickers to customize your laptop. Individual stickers can be used on your laptop to provide personalization and customization. Decals can be purchased from a variety of online stores.

    • Decals are often vinyl. Vinyl decals are easier to remove than ordinary stickers.
    • Remember that stickers that look upside down when the laptop is closed and facing you will look upright to everyone else when the laptop is open.
    • Ordinary stickers may be very difficult to remove, so be sure you want them before you stick them on.
    Method 2. Painting Your Laptop Cover

    1. Remove the cover from the laptop. Most laptop cases are made of hard plastic. You should remove the cover when painting to avoid painting the laptop itself.

    Use painter’s or masking tape to protect any parts of the cover that you don’t want to paint.

    2. Prepare your painting area. Lay down newspaper on a hard surface. Use this surface for all your work. Make sure that the surface is completely covered to protect it from the paint.

    • If you do not have any old newspaper lying around, any kind of paper or an old tablecloth will work.
    • Make sure the area is well ventilated and consider using a mask to prevent inhaling any fumes while spray painting. Inhaling fumes from spray paint can be dangerous.
    • Avoid areas with any open flame or extreme heat. Spray paint is flammable!

    3. Lightly sand the part of the laptop cover you want to paint. This will give you a better surface for painting. It will also reduce the likelihood of the paint flaking off. Don’t sand too hard. Your goal is to create a slightly rough surface that will better hold paint, but not scratch the surface up completely.

    • Use 100-180 grit sandpaper to prepare plastic for paint.
    • Optionally, coat the case in primer. Primer can help prepare the surface for painting, but is not always necessarily with plastics.

    4. Paint your laptop cover using spray paint. Spray paints for plastics are available in a variety of colors at most craft stores. Use the area you have set up previously. Again, be sure that it is well ventilated and away from any open flame.

    • Spray evenly and avoid building up too much paint in any one area. This will help your paint job from appearing blotchy and uneven.
    • Apply two to three coats, letting the cover dry in between coats. Using several coats will help ensure complete coverage.
    Method 3. Decorating Your Laptop Cover

    1. Create your design. Be creative with your design, but keep in mind that you will be traveling with your laptop. Therefore, you do not want it to become too bulky or to include items that will easily fall off and be left behind.

    • You can use paint, stickers, photos, glitter, sequins, rhinestones, ribbons or fabric to get a laptop cover that is totally unique.
    • Decide if you want to keep the base color the same.
    • Use a piece of paper to sketch out your design.

    2. Gather your materials and prepare a work space. After you have decided on a design, make sure that you have everything you need.

    • Some specialized decals and stickers can be purchased directly either in stores or online. You can explore this option too.
    • Otherwise, most common materials can be purchased at any craft store.
    • Lay down newspaper or an old tablecloth to work on to ensure you keep your workspace clean.

    3. Arrange anything that will be stuck on your laptop on the cover. This way, you can confirm that you know where everything will go. Move everything around until you are happy with it.

    • Try several different options before settling on one. After you glue things down it is very difficult, if not impossible, to remove them again without damaging the cover.

    4. Stick everything to the cover. Stickers can simply be stuck onto the cover. However, much of your design will require glue to permanently attach.

    • Choose a glue that is appropriate for your cover. If you are using a hard plastic cover, use an epoxy. Epoxies work best when gluing to plastic.

    5. Varnish your laptop cover. This will help stop any part of the design from falling off and give a nice finish. Once again, make sure the solvent won’t damage the material your cover is made from. If you have painted your laptop cover, use a varnish designed for acrylic paint. Varnish is available in liquid and spray forms.

    • The most common and easier varnish is polyurethane.
    • Polyurethane spray can be purchased in craft stores and is much easier than trying to paint the varnish onto a decorated surface.

    6. Allow the varnish to dry. After you have finished your layer of varnish, make sure to allow your laptop cover to dry thoroughly before attaching it back to your laptop.

    • Allowing your varnish to dry will help keep everything attached, and prevent any of the glue from getting on the laptop.

    Tips

    • Try some removable decals. Decals have a special adhesive that is not very sticky. They will stick but when you want to remove them they remove in a snap. There will be no leftover adhesive on your laptop. You can find these online or at your local craft store.

    Warnings

    • Be careful when working with spray paint, it is flammable.
    • When working with epoxy or paint, work in a well ventilated area.
    • Be sure to give your cover time to dry before attaching it to the laptop to ensure no paint or glue gets on the laptop itself.

    Things You’ll Need

    • Spray paint for plastic

    • Painter’s tape

    • Newspaper

    • 100-180 sandpaper

    • Epoxy glue

    • Polyurethane varnish

    • Decorations of your choice.

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    How to Make a Poster

    A poster is an excellent way to get your point across quickly. We’ll show you a few ways to get started making a poster with PowerPoint, by hand, and with Photoshop.

    Method 1. Make a Poster By Hand

    1. Get out your coloured pencils! Making a poster by hand can be a lot of fun, and there are no real rules to follow. We’ll show you a couple things that will help your poster look great.custom NHL decals stickers

    2. Get a blank piece of paper or poster board. When you are creating a poster by hand, there’s no real limit to how big it can be.

    3. Make 3 light lines. A little bit down from the top, draw a line across the paper. This will be where you’ll put your title. Do the same a little bit up from the bottom. This is where you’ll put information about things you want people to do next: a number to call, a date for an event, or a “call to action” like “Buy our cookies!”

    4. Make a heading. Using your pencil, lightly draw the words in the heading.

    • For example, if you’re doing a poster for Earth Day, you might put something like that at the top.
    • By drawing out the letters with light pencil first, you’ll be able to adjust so that the size is right. If it’s too big or too small, erase and start again. This is just a guideline, so don’t worry about making it perfect.

    5. Make a footer. Do the same on the bottom—lightly draw in pencil what you want to say on the bottom, using the line as a guide.

    6. Fill in the middle. Whatever the primary idea of your poster is, it goes in the middle. For our Earth Day poster, we’ll do a picture of earth. The same thing goes if it’s a student council poster (your picture) or any other topic. You may have a collage or a single picture, so just sketch in lightly where things will go.

    7. Fill it in! Now that you have your poster all planned out, and you’re sure it looks like how you want it to look, carefully draw in the letters with marker or colored pencil or crayon—however you want to add color to your text.

    • Remember that very light colors on a light background will be hard to read. custom mlb stickers
    • If you’re doing a collage, cut out and glue on any pictures you will be using.

    8. Post your poster! This was a general guideline, so feel free to experiment. Most of all, have fun making your posters.

    9. Finished!

    Method 2. Make a Poster on PowerPoint

    1. Launch PowerPoint. Open a blank PowerPoint document. While not as flexible as a full-fledged graphics editor such as Photoshop, PowerPoint is a very capable application.

    2. Change the slide orientation to portrait. The default layout is landscape, but since posters are usually portrait, let’s go ahead and change this.

    3. Choose a slide layout. The default layout is usually just a title and subtitle, but other options include a title with an image, a title and two images, and blank. This example uses the picture with caption layout.

    4. Choose a slide theme. PowerPoint has ready-made themes that can be used as-is, or customized.

    • If you don’t like the themes available, more are available online. Note that you can also use a theme as a template and then heavily modify it.

    5. Add visual content. Click within the content boxes to add images, charts, or even drawing boxes for you to draw inside.

    • If you’re adding a photo, browse to a saved photo on your computer and click Okay or Insert.

    6. Add a title. Click in the appropriate box and add text. Don’t forget, this is a key selling feature, so make your title catchy, big, and bold.

    7. Add secondary information. Click in the appropriate box (or insert a new text box) and add text. Keep it clear and concise but convey as much of the important information as you can, including details, what, when, and where.

    8. Finalize the slide. Edit text, adjust the font size or spacing, change colors, sizes, or borders, etc. Print the completed poster!

    Method 3. Make a Poster with Photoshop

    1. Fire up the computer. By far the easiest and most effective way to create a poster is with your computer and a graphics application such as Photoshop, which we’ll use for our first example. If you don’t have Photoshop, there are a number of other alternatives, including GIMP and Pixlr, both of which are free. While the steps here are specific to Photoshop, most graphics applications will have the same, or similar functionality.

    2. Fire up Photoshop. When it’s fully loaded, create a new document, and use the following specifications:

    • Width: 8 inches (20.3 cm)
    • Height: 10.5 inches (26.6)
    • Resolution: 300pixels/inch
    • Color Mode: CMYK
    • Background Contents: White
    • What we’ve set up is a page the size of a standard letter-sized piece of paper, at 300dpi (pixels per inch) so that it will be nice and crisp when it’s printed. We chose CMYK for the Color Mode, because printers are designed to use those ink colors, whereas monitors are designed to use RGB. If your graphics app does not support CMYK, don’t worry—the colors you print out will not be exactly the same as on screen, but they’ll still look great.
    • Note that if you have access to a large-format printer, like the kind you can find at most print shops like Kinkos, you don’t have to stop at normal paper size. Give the print shop a call and ask them what is the maximum paper size they can print, and size your document accordingly.

    3. Choose a background color. Make it bright and eye-catching, but not so bright that it will overwhelm the message. Don’t worry if it doesn’t work—you can always change it later. If the poster is for a particular event, you can use a color scheme to match. For example, your school colors might be maroon and gold, and gold would make a nice, bright background.

    4. Add pictures or graphics. If you’re not confident of your drawing or illustrating skills, look online for images in the public domain that you can use or alter for your work.

    5. Choose a memorable main message. Place this message in large lettering that will attract attention. More detailed information can also be added in smaller lettering.

    • Make the poster easy to read. Consider your font color and size, and whatever you do, do not mix more than 2 or 3 different fonts together.

    6. Add the secondary information. Now that you’re got their attention, it’s time for the “fine print,” as they say. If there’s a secondary message, make that as strong as the headline. It may be a longer phrase, so you may have to shrink the font a bit. But keep it concise. The fewer things your poster tries to convey, the stronger the message!

    • Notice as the text got smaller, there were fewer embellishments. At top, there is a strong yellow border. In the “Wear a Tie Week” section, the font is smaller, and the border is much thinner. Finally, the dates have no border or shadow at all.
    • Also not the spacing of the fonts: everything is centered left to right, and within their sections top to bottom. It’s important to keep things aligned for a smooth, professional appearance. Of course, if that’s not your goal—go crazy!

    7. Proofread the poster. Have your information checked by a fresh set of eyes, such as a friend or teacher. (If it’s a professional poster, find someone with expertise in the subject. It might be someone who works or volunteers in a non-government organization or public office, for example.) Be sure to spell-check the information as well.

    • Include an address or other contact information. If the poster is directing people to an event, be sure to include the event address. If it’s meant to be informational, include contact details (such as a phone number or an e-mail address) so that people can learn more.

    8. Put up your posters. Try to find locations where lots of people will pass by but where they will not get lost in the crowd.

    Tips

    • Use nice bright colors and contrast to get attention. Black on white or white on black or blue look great. Avoid bright letters on bright backgrounds like yellow letters on white paper.
    • Take time to organize the poster to effectively present your ideas.
    • Use glitter pens, markers, oil pastels and colour pencils to make your work look bold and colourful.
    • Write text in complementary shades.
    • The organizations involved in the issue you are supporting may have posters that you can use for ideas and public events.
    • Don’t go overboard with the images; they can be an eyesore.
    • Do what you want but plan it out first so it doesn’t look bad.
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    How to Send Stickers in Whatsapp

    Stickers are pictures that you can add to your text messages that give you way more options than traditional smileys or emoji. WhatsApp doesn’t actually have sticker support, but you can use images in much the same way. There are tons of sticker apps available on your device’s app store, but WhatsApp also lets you attach any image that you want. This means that you can use any image as a potential sticker if you choose.custom NHL decals stickers

    Method 1. Using Sticker Apps

    1. Understand how stickers work in WhatsApp. WhatsApp does not actually support stickers. Instead, you’ll be attaching images to your WhatsApp messages. There are several apps that contain collections of images that look like traditional stickers. You can add these to your messages so that the recipient sees them.

    • Unfortunately, because WhatsApp doesn’t actually have stickers, you can’t use animated Stickers in WhatsApp. You can, however, send short video clips.

    2. Open your device’s app store. There are lots of apps available that offer thousands of different stickers for use in WhatsApp and a variety of other messaging services. Sticker apps are available for both iOS and Android.

    3. Search for a sticker app. When browsing through sticker apps, make sure that you don’t install any apps that require too many permissions. Read reviews to see if the app works for other WhatsApp users. Many sticker apps only have a small selection of free stickers. Some of the most popular apps include:

    • Emojidom (Android)
    • Smileys and Memes for Chat (Android)
    • Stickers Free (iOS)
    • ChatStickerz – Funny Emoji Stickers (iOS) custom mlb stickers

    4. Open the sticker app to find a sticker.car art stickers Most sticker apps have multiple categories of sticker. Many apps have a free selection of stickers along with a selection of stickers that requires payment. Find the perfect sticker for your message.

    5. Tap the sticker that you want to use. This will select the sticker that you want to add to WhatsApp.

    6. Add your selected sticker to WhatsApp. The process will vary depending on the app that you are using.

    • Emojidom – Emojidom contains a keyboard and text screen. Type out your message and include any of the stickers that you want. Tap the “Share” button when you are finished and then select “WhatsApp”. You can also tap the “Attach” button in WhatsApp and choose Emojidom as your album to select any of its stickers.
    • Smileys and Memes for Chat – Tap the sticker you want to send to WhatsApp. Once the sticker has been selected, tap “WhatsApp” in the lower-right corner. Make any edits you’d like, then tap the “Done” button. WhatsApp will open, and you can select the conversation you want to add it to.
    • Stickers Free – Tap the sticker that you want to add to your WhatsApp conversation. Select “WhatsApp” from the list of messaging apps. Tap “Open in WhatsApp” to launch the WhatsApp app. Select the conversation that you want to paste the sticker into.
    • ChatStickerz – Find and tap the sticker that you want to add to WhatsApp. Select WhatsApp from the list of apps. If you don’t see WhatsApp, tap “More” and then enable WhatsApp. Select the conversation that you want to add the sticker to.
    Method 2. Using Any Image

    1. Understand that WhatsApp treats stickers like images. Since WhatsApp doesn’t have sticker support, you’ll actually be sending regular image files instead. You can find image files for stickers online, and then save these to send as stickers in WhatsApp.

    • WhatsApp does have animated stickers. The image will send, but only the first frame will be shown.

    2. Find an image that you want to send as a sticker. You can send any image using WhatsApp, so if you find something online that you think would make a good sticker, you can use it. You can save images from any website if you feel it would be a good sticker.

    3. Save the image to your device. Once you’ve found an image that you want to use, press and hold on it to open the image menu. Select “Save Image” to save the image to your device’s Photos or Gallery app.

    4. Attach the photo to your WhatsApp message. Tap the “Attach” button on the conversation screen and browse through the images stored on your device. The image that you saved may be in an album called “Downloads”.

    5. Select the picture that you want to use as a sticker. The smaller the image is, the more sticker-like it will appear to be.

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    How to Remove a Sticker from Plastic

    Getting stickers off of plastic seems like it should be much easier than it is. But getting glue to stick to plastic is hard to do, leading most manufacturers to use high-strength adhesives to keep labels on. Whether you can’t remove a sticker or want to clean up the residue there are a variety of potential home solutions to try.

    Method 1. Removing the Sticker. Arizona Coyotes phone stickers

    1. Always test a removing product on a small patch of plastic before using it. Some chemicals will react poorly with certain plastics, causing them to warp or deform. Before committing to any cleaning solution, use a cotton swab to test the chemical on a small, easily hidden piece of the plastic. Wait 20 minutes, and, if there is no reaction, go forward removing the sticker.

    • Try and pick off as much of the sticker as possible with your fingernails, the dull edge of a knife, or a razor blade before trying chemical solutions. If the chemical can penetrate the surface of the sticker it will work better.

    2. Use a hairdryer on high heat to loosen the adhesive. You only need to blow hot air on the sticker for 45 seconds or so. After you’ve heated the sticker, try and peel off one corner of it. If it is still lodged on, heat it for another 30-45 seconds and try again. If you still have an issue, move on to another solution — the glue is heat-resistant.

    3. Soak the label in cooking oil for 12-24 hours. Canola, vegetable, and other oils will soak into the sticker and loosen the adhesive, making it easier to remove later. If it doesn’t work, try again and then scrape it away lightly with a razor blade.

    4. Rub the sticker with lacquer thinner. This hardware-store solution can cut right into the sticker, and it only needs 5-10 minutes to soak in. After you’ve let it soak, scrape up the sticker for an adhesive-free clean up.

    • Some specialty products, like Goo-gone, function similarly.

    5. Use a degreaser, like WD40, to wipe away the sticker.custom NHL decals stickers Test the WD40 on a patch of the plastic. Then, spray degreaser on a clean cloth or directly on the sticky label or glue residue. Working in a circular motion, from the center out, rub the sticker until it pulls away.

    6. Try nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol. Let the liquid soak into the sticker, or apply it liberally to a cloth and scrub away the sticker. The longer the liquid has to react with the sticker, the easier it will be to remove.

    7. Wipe over the sticker with a disinfectant wet wipe. Apply some table salt to the sticker to prevent the glue from continually sticking and to help it coagulate into balls. Use as many wipes as necessary to soak and remove the sticker.

    8. Rub an eraser over the sticker. Rub until the sticker lifts, then pull it back. You can then rub over any leftover residue to remove it.

    Method 2. Removing Leftover Adhesive.

    1. Wipe peanut butter over the sticker residue. custom images printing The oils in peanut butter, believe it or not, will break down many adhesives. Let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off with a sponge and warm, soapy water.

    2. Use baking soda and warm water to remove goo. Mix together a paste with the baking powder and a touch of water, then use it to scrub away the adhesive. If it is not coming off, wipe the paste on the adhesive and let it set for several minutes, then return to it.

    3. Use rubbing alcohol to lift the adhesive away. Get a carton of isopropyl alcohol, preferably 90%, and use it with an old rag to wipe away the adhesive.

    4. Use a rag coated in WD40 to scrub away the leftover glue. Degreasers like WD40 may react with the plastic, causing it to warp or discolor. Be sure to test it out on a small patch of plastic before attacking the goo. When done, be sure to clean the surface with some water and a touch of dish soap.

    5. Use nail polish remover to get it off. Make sure that it contains acetone, which is the key ingredient to removing glues. Let it soak for 4-5 minutes then scrub it away with a sponge, moving in small circles.

    Tips

    • Pull the sticker at a shallow angle relative to the surface. (Opposite to the direction in which you are peeling.) This makes it more likely to come off cleanly.
    • Soak in a mixture of hot water and dish-washing liquid. Scrub with a brush to remove any lingering bits of your removal method, such as WD40
    • Use a toothbrush instead of a cloth for tricky bits of adhesive.

    Warnings

    • Be careful when using nail polish remover, some brands contain acetone, which can melt plastic.
    • Test the degreaser on a hidden part. Degreasers may “melt” some plastics.
    • Almost all of the chemicals mentioned will dissolve soft plastics like those found on three-ring binders.
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    How to Decorate With Streamers

    NBA wall wecals Crepe-paper streamers are inexpensive party decorations that give big visual impact. With nothing but a roll of streamers, scissors, tape and a handful of thumbtacks, you can turn almost any get-together into a festive gathering. Best of all, streamers are also fairly easy to clean up, and as long as they don’t rip, you can re-use them many times over. Ultimately, decorating with streamers is all about expressing your own creativity in strips of crepe paper.

    Method 1. Criss-Cross

    1. Tape, thumbtack or staple one end of a streamer to a corner of the ceiling.

    2. Grasp the other end of the streamer and twist gently.

    • Don’t twist it so tightly that it crinkles up or becomes stiff.

    3. Attach the other end of the streamer in the middle of the room, or around a ceiling fixture you’d like to highlight. Leave enough slack in the streamer for it to drape gracefully.

    4. Continue attaching streamers in the corners or sides of the room, then gathering them all in the middle custom NHL decals stickers.

    Method 2. The Curtain

    Tape floor-length streamers side-by-side to the top of a doorway.

    • This creates a similar effect to a beaded curtain, and is a great way to set up a surprise party or to partition off certain areas without using a solid barrier.
    Method 3. The Drape

    Cut and drape lengths of streamers across a table so the ends hang down, or around the arms of a chair.

    • You can let the streamers hang loose, or secure the ends. If you secure the ends, pin or tape the streamer periodically along its length so that it drapes in a series of small, wide “U” shapes.
    Method 4. The Wrap

    1. Tape one end of a streamer to the end of a stair banister, or one side of the balcony railing.

    2. Twist the streamer gently around the banister or railing, until you’ve loosely covered the length of the railing.

    • Don’t worry about covering the railing or banister entirely; instead, aim for a candy-cane-like “swirl” effect.
    • Tape the other end in place.
    Method 5. The Flutter Effect

    Tape streamers so they dangle in front of or near ceiling and window fans. When the fans are turned on, the streamers will flutter in the breeze.

    • You can also hang streamers in front of an open window–no fan–so they stand a chance of catching the real breeze.
    Method 6. The Colorful Twist 3D look wall stickers

    1. Take two colors of streamers of choice.

    2. Tape one end of each streamer to each other. Don’t tape both ends; just do one end.

    3.Start twisting them together,

    4. Once done, connect the other end so they don’t un-twist.

    5. Hang them anywhere you’d like. For example, drape above a doorway or along the sides of a table.

    Tips

    • For an interesting 2-color effect, tape the ends of 2 different-color streamers together. Use them as a single streamer for any of your decorating ideas; as you twist the streamers, they’ll give the impression of alternating colors.
    • Select a streamer color or colors that match the occasion. For example, if you’re decorating to watch a sports game or celebrate a win, choose your team’s colors; use red, white and blue streamers to decorate for the Fourth of July; orange and black for Halloween; red, green, silver and white for Christmas; and neutral tones for Thanksgiving.

    Things You’ll Need

    • Streamers

    • Scissors

    • Tape

    • Thumbtacks

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