Sunday, 23 June 2013

Tutorial: How to Customise a Jumper Using Elbow Patches

Last week I was loving elbow patches on Pinterest. I decided to have a go at adding elbow patches to a £4 jumper I bought a few weeks ago. I also tried to have another practise at blanket stitch which I learnt here.

1.  Cut out two elbow patch shapes from baking paper.
2.  Pin the baking paper templates to your choice of fabric.
3. Cut around the templates.
4.  Add a design in pencil and stitch over with back stitch.
5. Pin on your elbow patches. I did this in front of a mirror so I was happy with the positioning.
6. Blanket stitch on your elbow patches in a contrasting colour and pull off the baking paper.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  As always, please do get in touch if you could spot anything that could be clearer.  Enjoy!


  1. They look really cute! I've been meaning to do this on one of my cardigan for ages, must give it a go!

  2. It's dead quick and you can be really creative with the stitching!


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