In the life of every professional military orthe policeman happens the joyful moments connected with reception of the next ranks. A new uniform is received, the stars are "washed", and the question arises about how to sew a shoulder strap on a tunic. To the wife (if she is) this task can not be entrusted.

## What do we know about how to sew a shoulder strap

In fact, the task is not so simple,what it seems at first glance. Pogon hard, pierced hard, and those who rarely kept a needle in their hands (fortunately, there are not many of our officers in the school, you have to learn everything), cheerfully starting, suddenly realize that it turns out to be crooked and forced to break the seams. All this causes vexation, but the work must be done.

The statute clearly defines geometricparameters, but nothing is said about how to sew a shoulder strap on a tunic, that is, about the technique itself. It is understood that everyone knows this. In addition, the charter is not a handicraft allowance. You can ask advice from other officers or figure it out yourself. The problem, although not simple, is not Newton's binomial.

## Statutory requirements

So, about the sizes and distances. There are only two of them, and if you look closely, it's all alone. And remember it easily: one centimeter. On this width shoulder straps should overlap the shoulder seam, and the rest of its width should be in front. As for the second size, we can say that it is not, because it is zero. Pogon its lateral edge should come up against the line connecting the sleeves with the shoulder. That's the kind of geometric orientation and should be achieved.

Before sewing a shoulder strap on a tunic capitally,it is necessary to take measures so that the work does not have to be altered. To do this, you need to fix the object, theoretically should be enough for two points, but practice shows that three are more reliable. Grab the threads with the edges of the outer edge and the place where the button is sewn.

Warning for scattered: Before sewing a shoulder strap on a tunic, it is necessary to fix on it all metal insignia, indicating the kind of troops and rank. Then it will be very problematic.

So, the shoulder strap is fixed in three places, and nowthe task is to flush its edges along the perimeter. It is necessary to remember about such an element of the construction as the lining, threads must not pass through it, so it must be pulled off all the time, holding two fingers of the left hand.

Work begins with threading the needle in the eye of the needle,it is not difficult to cope with this. But what you need to remember is that its length should not exceed 20 cm, otherwise you can not avoid entanglement, and labor intensity will increase greatly.

To the seam, as well as to all military uniforms,There are two basic requirements: strength and low visibility. Therefore, you need to sew in one strong thread. Thin cotton does not fit, you need a "dozen", you can with the addition of polyester or completely synthetic (this is just the case where the advantages of artificial materials are obvious). It is clear that the thread should be selected for the color of the shoulder straps.

Further success of the case depends on diligence and skills. Stitches should be even, 3-4 mm long, and the stitch straight. If at close range it is almost invisible, then it was possible to properly sew the epaulettes on the tunic.

Photos of the officer in the personal file do every time,when he is assigned the next rank, and on it is completely irrelevant any kind of negligence. The traditions of the Russian army are manifested mainly in military glory, but the appearance of servicemen must always be impeccable.

Sewing epaulettes on the jacket of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is somewhat more complicated,this is due to the fact that one of its sides is round. There are two ways to repeat the contour: you can make stitches shorter (up to two millimeters) or try to remove the thread on the surface pointwise, and leave most of it on the inside. Except for this curvilinear section, all other actions are the same as when sewing epaulettes on the army tunic.

Patience and accuracy are the main rules, and not just in this situation. All will turn out!

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