. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY Elbow Patches

January 29, 2013

DIY Elbow Patches

sweater: rue 21   tank top: old navy   pants: target   boots: gojane.com

After seeing many pins on pinterest of sweaters with elbow patches I knew I wanted to make my own.  Honestly the hardest part was finding and deciding on what kind of sweater I wanted.  I originally was looking for a casual grey, baggy sweater but couldn't find a cheap one and figured with my growing belly a cardigan would be a better choice.  And I found this one for only $6 at Rue 21.  Which means I made this sweater for less than $10. 

Here are the incredibly easy steps: 


1. Supplies:  sweater/sweatshirt, piece of leather, sharp needle, heavy thread.


2. Use a piece of paper to draw whatever size/shape patch you'd like.  Hold it up to your sweater to make sure it's the size you want.  Trace two onto your leather and cut them out. 


3. Put your sweater on and put a pin where you'd like your patch to go.  


4. Pin your leather onto your shirt and sew your patch on.  I used a double thread to make sure it was sturdy. 


5. Do it on the other sleeve and that is it! 


I still want to make one with hearts on it, like the one I pinned, but figured I would get more use out of a more simple looking shape and color.  
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Linking up to Saw It Pinned it with Stephanie and Katie.


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44 comments:

Whitney Cypert said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute! Good job Katie! I want one with heart patches too, those are cute.

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute! The hearts would be adorable for Valentine's day, but yours are definitely more practical. Good work!

Casey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! I think I could do that!

Chelsea Lennox said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love love love! I love the shabbychic look of the patches. I need to try this one!

Kori said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great look honey! Kori xoxo

readeatcreate.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I saw your pic on Instagram and I fell in LOVE with it! It's so cute (and seems easy enough for someone who doesn't really sew). So happy you shared the tutorial!
xoxo
Erin

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are so crafty! I love this! It turned out so cute!

Love your entire outfit!

Marsa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is so cute!
best part is that it looks easy enough for an amateur like me haha

-Marsa
The DayLee Journal

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

adorable like always :)
However, if I tried this it probably wouldn't look like this. =/ I'm not as crafty as you!! ;)

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

adorable like always :)
However, if I tried this it probably wouldn't look like this. =/ I'm not as crafty as you!! ;)

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

adorable like always :)
However, if I tried this it probably wouldn't look like this. =/ I'm not as crafty as you!! ;)

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute, Katie! I love your mixed stripes!

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i think i could do this! I love the way it turned out! I've seen sweaters with glittery elbow patches. I wonder if i could DIY that.

xo,
Angela
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J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Turned out so cute!! Love it.

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

super super cute!! love this!!

xo,
Sandy
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Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute, Katie! My husband has a sweater with elbow patches - I steal it all the time!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks great and rather simple to make!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm really liking this elbow patch trend! Very cute.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the new design! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

My Thrifty Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have been wanting to do this so bad!! Thanks for inspiring me!!

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Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are just so cute and creative! your baby is lucky to have such a cool mom! Love this idea!!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! I need to do this to one of my older cardigans - I've seen ones with heart shaped elbow patches and those would be too cute for Valentine's Day :)

LEIGH said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ah! I love the elbow patches! So clever! and so cute!

Jayme and Mendi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a cute idea!! And congrats to you and your husband on the pregnancy!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Stripes on stripes? SO cute! And I love that you added your own elbow patches :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That came out so cute! This one I actually think I could do myself :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The more I see those boots, the more I like them. Also, a hand-sewn project?? Yes, please!

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie, I love it!!! The mustard patches are what I would have picked too!! And score on it being only $10 smacks!!! Man, I need to learn to sew!

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you really are SO creative, katie!! i wish i could sew - i try, i really do, and i just butcher things. I don't have that gene in my body, unfortunately. this looks adorable!

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute & so easy! Love it!

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I was just saying last night how cute elbow patches are! Love this DIY!

houseblendfamily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great job! And since you didn't glue them down you can replace them with a different color or shape at any time. I have had my eye on a sweater with cat-head-shaped patches.

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks great! I love the elbow patches. I will definitely be doing this to some of my favorite cardis, because I figure the elbows will be the first part to give.

Shay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, that is so cute! AND I have an identical sweater I can do that to!

Kacie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Amazing DIY! Elbow patches make every outfit better :)

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Jessica @ Here(and)Now said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great work lady! I love how you mixed it up and used leather!
xx

Here&Now
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Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So cute.

Whitney Cosgrave said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great diy!

PS-visit my blog to enter my Jack Rogers giveaway!

Emily Devine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great DIY! I've been wanted to try this. Yours turned out really well!

Emily
http://a-devine-life.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You did an awesome job, I love how they came out! SO cute Katie!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I've been eyeing all these patches everywhere on sweaters and blazers! I love how it looks and what you did! :) super cute outfit chica.

thank you for linking up!

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay! You did your patches! So cute!

Ruby Girl said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

nice! looks so good! loving your pregnancy style! hey, i wanted to let you know that i pinned a few of your looks on the new fashion & faith blogger pinboard! check it out! http://pinterest.com/lindseyherzog/fashion-faith-bloggers/ xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

Beth Mayberry said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

just pinned this!!!