Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1909 (November) Scout "Headquarters Gazette" - Tailor Badge
"Cutting out and sewing clothes, by hand or machine.  Guides should as a rule make their own skirts and knickers."

1912 Handbook - Needlewoman


Guides should, as a rule, make their own skirts and knickers, and hospital clothing for patients.

Bring two garments made and cut out entirely by herself; and sew on hooks and eyes and buttons.  Make a buttonhole, and bring examples of darning and patching.

1918 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Patching in various materials and darning stockings.

Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination:-

a) A blouse of baby's frock.

b) A pair of knickers

(Only one of these may be made by machine).

At the examination must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1919 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Patching in various materials and darning of stockings.

Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination:-

a) A blouse or frock.

b) A pair of knickers.

(Only one of these may be made by machine).

At the examination must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Needlewoman Badge

A Guide must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woolen materials from pattern given at examination.
Patching in various materials, and darning stockings; must make entirely by herself and bring to examination: 
a) A blouse or baby's frock;
b) A pair of knickers.  Only one of these may be made by machine.
At the examination, must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1921 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Patching in various materials and darning stockings.

Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination: 

a) A blouse or baby's frock

b) A pair of knickers (only one of these may be made by machine).

At the examination must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1924 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Patching in various materials and darning stockings.

Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination: 

a) A blouse or baby's frock

b) A pair of knickers (One of these may be made by machine, if desired).

At the examination must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Needlewoman Badge

A Guide must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woolen materials from pattern given at examination.,
Patching in various materials and darning stockings; must make entirely by herself and bring to examination:
a) a blouse or baby's frock; sleeves to be inset;
b) a pair of knickers (one of these may be made by machine, if desired).
At the examination, must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Needlewoman

A Guide must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woolen materials from pattern given in examination.
Patching in various materials, and darning stockings.
Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination:
a) A blouse or baby's frock, or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset; 
b) A pair of knickers (one of these may be made by machine if desired).
At the examination, must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Needlewoman

A Guide must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woolen materials from pattern given in examination.
Patching in various materials, and darning stockings.
Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination:
a) A blouse or baby's frock, or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset; 
b) A pair of knickers (one of these may be made by machine if desired).
At the examination, must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1930 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Patching in various materials and darning stockings.

Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination: 

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) A pair of knickers (One of these may be made by machine, if desired).

At the examination must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1931 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Must show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Patching in various materials and darning stockings.

Must make entirely by herself and bring to examination: 

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) A pair of knickers (One of these may be made by machine, if desired).

At the examination must make buttonholes and set gathers into a band.

1932 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Make entirely by herself and bring to examination: 

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) A pair of knickers (One of these may be made by machine, if desired).

At the examination must make buttonholes, set gathers into a band, and demonstrate patching in cotton material, patterned print, and flannel or woven material, and darn a worn stocking or sock.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Needlewoman Badge

Show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.
Make entirely by herself and bring to examination:
a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset, or
b) A pair of knickers.  
One of these may be made by machine, if desired.
At the examination make buttonholes, set gathers into a band, and demonstrate patching in cotton material, patterned print, and flannel or woven material, and darn a worn stocking or sock.

1935 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at examination.

Make entirely by herself, in her own free time, and bring to examination: 

a) a blouse or baby's frock or equivalent.

b) A pair of knickers.  (One of these may be made by machine, if desired).

N.B. - the pattern from which the garment has been made should be brought to the examination.

Know how to make buttonholes, set gathers in to a band or bind an edge, patch in cotton material, patterned print, and flannel or woven material, darn a worn stocking or sock - and demonstrate at least two of these at examination.

1938 POR - Needlewoman Badge


Show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at the test.

Make entirely by herself, in her own free time, and bring to examination: 

a) a blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) any article of clothing.  (One of a) or b) may be made by machine, if desired).

N.B. - the pattern from which the garment has been made should be brought to the test.

Know how to make buttonholes, set gathers in to a band or bind an edge, patch in cotton material, and flannel or woven material, darn a worn stocking or sock - and demonstrate at least two of these at the test.

1939 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Show a knowledge of cutting out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at the test.

2) Make entirely by herself, in her own free time, and bring to the test: 

a) a blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) any article of clothing.  (One of a) or b) may be made by machine, if desired).

N.B. - the pattern from which the garment has been made should be brought to the test.

3) Make buttonholes, set gathers into a band or bind an edge, patch in cotton material, and flannel or woven material, darn a worn stocking or sock - and demonstrate at least two of these at the test.

1943 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Be able to cut out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at the test.

2) Make entirely by herself and bring to the test:

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) Any article of clothing. (One of these may be made by machine, if desired.)

The pattern from which the garment has been made should be brought to the test.

3) Make buttonholes, set gathers into a band or bind an edge, patch in cotton material, and flannel or woven material, darn a worn stocking or sock, and demonstrate at least two of these at the test.

1947 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Be able to cut out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at the test.

2) Make by herself and bring to the test:

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) Any article of clothing.  (One of these may be made by machine, if desired).

The pattern from which the garment has been made should be brought to the test.  Garments made at school will be accepted

3) Make buttonholes, set gathers into a band or bind an edge, patch in cotton materials, and flannel or woven material, darn a worn stocking or sock, and demonstrate at least two of these at the test.

1950 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Be able to cut out simple garments in cotton and woollen materials from pattern given at the test.

2) Make by herself and bring to the test:

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) Any article of clothing.  (One of these may be made by machine, if desired).

The pattern from which the garment has been made should be brought to the test.  Garments made at school will be accepted

3) Make buttonholes, set gathers into a band or bind an edge, patch in cotton materials, and flannel or woven material, darn a worn stocking or sock, and demonstrate at least two of these at the test.

1953 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Be able to lay out patterns of simple garments.

2) Make by herself and bring to the test:

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, sleeves to be inset.

b) Any article of clothing (one of these may be made by machine, if desired).

The pattern from which the garment has been made should be brought to the test.  One garment only may be made at school.

3) Patch in cotton and flannel or woollen material.  Darn a worn stocking or sock.  Make button-holes.  Set gathers in a band or bind an edge.  Show samples of hemming, running, over-sewing, run and fell, a French seam, unless these are included in the garments under clause 2.

Demonstrate at least two of these at the test.

1957 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Know how to lay out patterns of simple garments.

2) Make: 

a) A blouse or baby's frock or equivalent garment, with inset sleeves.

b) A garment of own choice.

Note: One garment may be made by machine.  Not more than one is to be made at school.  The patterns are to be brought to the test.

3) a) Patch in cotton and flannel or woollen material, e.g. flannel.

b) Darn a worn stocking or sock.  Make button-holes.

c) Set gathers in a band or bind an edge.

d) Show samples of hemming, running, over-sewing, run and fell, a French seam.  These may be included in the garments submitted in clause 2.)

Demonstrate at least two of these at the test.

1960 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

Note: If no machine is available this clause may be omitted.

c) At least two methods of making seams.

d) One or two methods of disposing of fullness.

d) Neatening a raw edge.

f) Setting in a sleeve.

g) Making a buttonhole.

2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.

3) Answer questions concerning day-to-day repairs on her own garments; bring to the test one or two finished examples.

1960 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

Note: If no machine is available this clause may be omitted.

c) At least two methods of making seams.

d) One or two methods of disposing of fullness.

d) Neatening a raw edge.

f) Setting in a sleeve.

g) Making a buttonhole.

2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.

3) Answer questions concerning day-to-day repairs on her own garments; bring to the test one or two finished examples.

1960 POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

Note: If no machine is available this clause may be omitted.

c) At least two methods of making seams.

d) One or two methods of disposing of fullness.

d) Neatening a raw edge.

f) Setting in a sleeve.

g) Making a buttonhole.

2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.

3) Answer questions concerning day-to-day repairs on her own garments; bring to the test one or two examples of repairs she has done.

1964 (March) POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

Note: If no machine is available this clause may be omitted.

c) At least two methods of making seams.

d) One or two methods of disposing of fullness.

d) Neatening a raw edge.

f) Setting in a sleeve.

g) Making a buttonhole.

2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.  One garment only may be made at school.

3) Answer questions concerning day-to-day repairs on her own garments; bring to the test one or two examples of repairs she has done.

1965 (July) POR - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

Note: If no machine is available this clause may be omitted.

c) At least two methods of making seams.

d) One or two methods of disposing of fullness.

d) Neatening a raw edge.

f) Setting in a sleeve.

g) Making a buttonhole.

2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.  One garment only may be made at school.

3) Answer questions concerning day-to-day repairs on her own garments; bring to the test one or two examples of repairs she has done.

1968 Guide Handbook - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

c) At least two methods of making seams, and neatening raw edges.

d) One or more methods of disposing of fullness.

e) Finishing a hem.

f) Setting in a sleeve.

g) Making a buttonhole.

2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.  One garment only may be made at school.

3) Submit an account of the cost of the material and haberdashery used for each garment.

1973 Guide Handbook - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

c) At least two methods of making seams, and neatening raw edges.

d) One or more methods of disposing of fullness.

e) Finishing a hem.

f) Setting in a sleeve.

g) Making a worked, bound, or machined buttonhole.

2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.  One garment only may be made at school and must have been finished within the last 12 months.

3) Submit an account of the cost of the material and haberdashery used for each garment.

1976 Edition Hints on Guide Badges - Needlewoman Badge

1) Have a working knowledge of:
a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on material and cutting out.
b) The use of a sewing-machine.
c) At least two methods of making seams, and neatening raw edges.
d) One or more methods of disposing of fullness.
e) Finishing a hem.
f) Setting-in a sleeve.
g) Making a worked, bound, or machined buttonhole.
2) Submit two garments, at least one of which is to include some hand sewing, showing the correct use of the processes in clause 1.  Be prepared to demonstrate one or two of these processes as required by the tester.  One garment only may be made at school and must have been finished within the last 12 months.
3) Submit an account of the cost of the material and haberdashery used for each garment.
1978 Guide Interest Badge Amendments - Needlewoman Badge

1) Have a working knowledge of:
a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on fabric and cutting out.
b) The use of a sewing-machine.
2) Submit two garments, using fabric of your own choice.  These should include between them at least four of the following processes:
a) Two methods of making seams.
b) Neatening raw edges.
c) Disposing of fullness.
d) Finishing a hem.
e) Setting in a sleeve.
f) Making a worked, bound, or machined buttonhole.
g) Using bias binding.
h) Setting on a collar.
i) Applying a patch pocket.
3) Know the origins of three man-made and three natural fibres and be able to identify the fabrics used in clause 2.

1978 Guide Handbook - Needlewoman Badge


1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on fabric and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

2) Submit two garments, using fabric of your own choice.  These should include between them at least four of the following processes:

a) Two methods of making seams.

b) Neatening raw edges.

c) Disposing of fullness.

d) Finishing a hem.

e) Setting in a sleeve.

f) Making a worked, bound, or machined buttonhole.

g) Using bias binding.

h) Setting on a collar.

i) Applying a patch pocket.

3) Know the origins of three man-made and three natural fibres and be able to identify the fabrics used in clause 2.

1979 Edition - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - Needlewoman Badge

1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on fabric and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

2) Submit two garments, using fabric of your own choice.  These should include between them at least four of the following processes:

a) Two methods of making seams.

b) Neatening raw edges.

c) Disposing of fullness.

d) Finishing a hem.

e) Setting in a sleeve.

f) Making a worked, bound, or machined buttonhole.

g) Using bias binding.

h) Setting on a collar.

i) Applying a patch pocket.

3) Know the origins of three man-made and three natural fabrics and be able to identify the fabrics used in clause 2.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Needlewoman Badge

1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on fabric and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

2) Submit two garments, using fabric of your own choice.  Discuss with the tester the costing of the garments.  These should include between them at least four of the following processes:

a) Two methods of making seams.

b) Neatening raw edges.

c) Disposing of fullness.

d) Finishing a hem.

e) Setting in a sleeve.

f) Making a worked, bound, or machined buttonhole.

g) Using bias binding.

h) Setting on a collar.

i) Applying a patch pocket.

3) a) Know the origins of three man-made and three natural fabrics and be able to identify the fabrics used in clause 2.

b) Understand the importance of thread and trimmings being suitable for the fabric.

1984 Help with Guide Badges - Needlewoman Badge

1) Have a working knowledge of:
a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on fabric and cutting out.
b) The use of a sewing machine.
2) Submit two garments, using fabric of your own choice.  Discuss with the tester the costing of the garments.  These should include between them at least four of the following processes:
a) Two methods of making seams.
b) Neatening raw edges.
c) Disposing of fullness.
d) Setting in a sleeve.
e) Finishing a hem.
f) Making a worked, bound or machined buttonhole.
g) Using bias binding.
h) Setting on a collar.
i) Applying a patch pocket.
3) a) Know the origins of three man-made and three natural fabrics and be able to identify the fabrics used in clause 2.
b) Understand the importance of thread and trimmings being suitable for the fabric.
1986 Guide Badge Book - Needlewoman Badge

1) Have a working knowledge of:
a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on fabric and cutting out.
b) The use of a sewing machine.
2) Submit two garments, using fabric of your own choice.  Discuss with the tester the costing of the garments.  These should include between them at least four of the following processes:
a) Two methods of making seams.
b) Neatening raw edges.
c) Disposing of fullness.
d) Finishing a hem.
e) Setting in a sleeve.
f) Making a worked, bound or machined buttonhole.
g) Using bias binding.
h) Setting on a collar.
i) Applying a patch pocket.
3) a) Know the origins of three man-made and three natural fabrics and be able to identify the fabrics used in clause 2.
b) Understand the importance of thread and trimmings being suitable for the fabric.
1989 Guide Badge Book - Needlewoman Badge

1) Have a working knowledge of:

a) The correct use of a paper pattern, including planning on fabric and cutting out.

b) The use of a sewing machine.

2) Submit two garments, using fabric of your own choice.  Discuss with the tester the costing of the garments.  These should include between them at least four of the following processes:

a) Two methods of making seams.

b) Neatening raw edges.

c) Disposing of fullness.

d) Finishing a hem.

e) Setting in a sleeve.

f) Making a worked, bound, or machined buttonhole.

g) Using bias binding.

h) Setting on a collar.

i) Applying a patch pocket.

3) a) Know the origins of three man-made and three natural fabrics and be able to identify the fabrics used in clause 2.

b) Understand the importance of thread and trimmings being suitable for the fabric.

Needlewoman becomes a Staged Badge.
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