Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Crafty Tutorial: Customise a jumper with some amazing elbow patches!

This week I discovered there are simply not enough elbow patches in my wardrobe. The horror.

So I decided to do something about it.....

I had this great checked shirting fabric that I thought would make a lovely addition to a plain dark grey marl sweatshirt I had bought from Topshop.

I lined the fabric with a white cotton, you could use interfacing if you have any.

I also made myself a template for an elbow patch and did this purely by trial and error, cutting shapes and pinning them to a jumper i was wearing.

With my elbow patches cut out I planned their position.

The easiest way to do this is wear the jumper and use pins to mark where your elbow is.

Then pin you patch down and attach securely (I used bondaweb iron-on adhesive)

I then took my new jumper on the bus to work so I could finish attaching my patches in a decorative way. I just used a blanket stitch in a silver grey embroidery thread.
So take a plain sweatshirt, add some strategically placed patches of shirting fabric and this is what you get;

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Ps. Although I LOVE the fact I can blog on my iphone 4 I'm wondering if the quality of these posts are high enough?
I think I should probably apologise for the dodgy quality of the photos.

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