my boss has a sweater with patches on the elbows and i always thought it was the cutest thing. then i saw this photo a couple of weeks ago and a light bulb went on. this is an easy project!
what you need:
a sweatshirt or sweater that you don’t mind experimenting with…
fabric, needle & thread, scissors, safety pins, and something about the size that you want the patches to be. our visual display team let me use this scrap of pretty fabric, and i happened to have this free people sticker at my desk that was just the right size for the patches!
first i used a sharpie to trace around the edges of the sticker on the fabric, and then cut out the patches being careful to cut right inside the marker line.
next i pinned the patches onto the elbows of the sweater and tried it on to make sure they were placed where i wanted them to be. keep the safety pins in as you start sewing so the patches don’t move.
i sewed them on by hand yesterday at work and it only took about an hour – i think sewing while listening to music has got to be one of the most relaxing things ever :)
and voila… cute elbow patches that breathe new life into a plain old sweater!