84 Sqn ATC Crest

Monday, 2 May 2016

Sewing Skills Stand Out Supreme!

During February and March Cadets at 84 Squadron focussed on their uniforms and learnt skills associated with keeping them highly polished, ironed smartly with all buttons and badges sewn on correctly. One Sunday morning the cadets were split into groups where they were taught how to thread a needle and sew on buttons using old shirts and uniform to practice on.
Flying Officer Rosie Chapman then produced a plain cream canvas bag for each group and set the task for them to decorate with badges, buttons and motifs to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps in 2016. The only stipulation was that they had to sew on military buttons in the shape of a 7 and a 5 using exactly 75 buttons!
They set about designing their bags raiding the stores for old badges and lanyards, ties and shirts to decorate and adorn the final items.

With some help using the sewing machine and a little extra work at home, the finished bags look fantastic and will be on display in the unit for any visitors to see. We may even take them with us for the annual Bagpack later in the year!

See the Squadron Facebook for all the photos.