DIY Project || #4 || Golden Elbow Patches

Tuesday, December 25

DIY golden elbow patches


INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED:


DIY golden elbow patches
INSTRUCTIONS:

DIY golden elbow patches
STEP ONE: Gather the fabric you wish to use to make the patches. I actually cut the bottom off a golden vintage top that I have owned for a couple years now but never put to use. I first cut two large rectangles about the size of my hand.
STEP TWO: Trim the edges of the rectangles so you get two equal sized oval pieces.

DIY golden elbow patches
STEP THREE: Pin ovals onto the back elbow areas of each sweater sleeve. Make sure you try the sweater on before sewing to check that the patches are pinned to the right area. Learn from my silly mistake -- it's not that cute to have an elbow patch on your bicep...
STEP FOUR: Gather thread and a needle. I chose black because it was the same base color of the fabric under the gold.

DIY golden elbow patches
STEP FIVE & SIX: Sew ovals in a loop like style. Start from the inside and sew the edges like a spiral. This ensures that the patch will look clean against the sweater and won't have any bulges in the fabric when you bend your elbows.

DIY golden elbow patches
And that's all! Overall, this project took me about 30 minutes and technically didn't cost me anything new (already owned the sweater and materials)! Now that's a fashion bargain. Enjoy!



12 comments:

  1. Katie W.2:16 AM

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!! love the photography and the project! definitely bookmarking!

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  2. great idea :)

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  3. Jenny1:39 PM

    Love it!! So easy!

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  4. Anonymous1:31 PM

    Such an easy but cute project idea, you're awesome Marje!!!!

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  5. Lianne1:49 AM

    This is a beautiful blog! I'm such a fan! Keep up the good work, hun!

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  6. Lovely project!

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  7. Anonymous1:44 AM

    one of my faves!!

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  8. Lana R8:14 PM

    Nooooo I just bouth a sweater with elbow pathces and it would have been so much cheaper
    if i just made it myself! :(

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