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Elbow Patches: Old School But Nouveau

Elbow Patches: Old School But Nouveau
2012/11/05 Better Blueprint

I am NOT a DIY kinda chick (I barely have time to tie my shoelaces) but when I saw this, I got excited.

Ok truth be told - I got excited but I saw something sparkly....but they're cute nonetheless!

Elbow patches are a terrific way to add depth and flavor to blazers and sweaters - and, frankly, a terrific way to make something old new again. Choose an older blazer and sweater and let's get to work....this idea came from a pair & a spare.

What you'll need:

  • blazer or sweater
  • sequin fabric
  • scissors
  • a needle and thread
  • craft paper and pen

Pared down instructions {full instructions here}:

  1. cut the shape out of the sequin fabric
  2. thread the needle
  3. pin the patches in place
  4. sew 'em on (but make sure they look symmetrical)