Saturday, April 9, 2011

Patched Elbows

Hello, my name is Anna Rose and I have a problem. My elbows are so sharp and pointy that they go through most all of my favorite sweaters and jackets. Case in point, this boyfriend cardigan:

Luckily for me, patched elbows are all the rage right now. So I drew inspiration from images like this one:

 Found the perfect fabric in my stash and created an oval pattern.

Cut out a piece of my Pellon 805 Wonder-Under transfer web (you can buy this stuff by the yard at most fabric stores. I love it and use it for a ton of projects.)

Follow the directions that come with the pellon: iron on adhesive to fabric.

Peel the back off carefully.

Then I put a piece of fabric behind the hole in my cardigan so the patch could have something to adhear to besides the other side of the arm.

Then I placed the patch over the hole. Note: you will want to try your cardigan on and mark where you want the patch to go.

Per the instructions, I placed a damp towel over the patch and pressed it with a hot, dry iron for 15 seconds. Again, refer to your pellon's instructions.

Voila! A patched elbow for my favorite cardigan.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [10 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. I really love this fix for my hole-y sweaters. I had never thought of this Do you know how much I spend on sweaters? LOL ! I scheduled a mini feature of it at Extreme Personal Measures.
    for this afternoon!
    Extreme Personal Measures


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