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We decided to keep it British and use some lovely Liberty print fabric we had lying around to jazz up a plain jumper. I do love an elbow patch, maybe it’s the geek in me! So I thought it would be great to update the look.
You will need:
Patch pattern (in whatever shape you want – I went oval, but you could do heart, diamond etc)
You will need to pop your jumper on so that you know where your patches need to go. Use some tailors chalk to mark where your elbows sit and a rough idea of top/bottom and edges so that when you take off the jumper you will have it nice and straight.
Use your tape measure to measure down from the shoulder seem so that they sit around the same area on each side.
Cut out a rough size piece of fabric and add the bondaweb to the back.
Using your pattern piece cut out two pieces of fabric for your patches. I would cut slightly larger than your pattern piece so that when you go around the edge with your pinking shears you have a similar size to your original plan. You don’t have to use pinking shears but I thought it added a nice effect.
Iron on the bondaweb and then peel it back, so that the glue is ready to be attached to your jumper.
Iron on your patches to where you have marked on your jumper, making sure the edges are all glued down.
Using a similar or contrasting (depending on the look you are going for) embroidery thread, (I stranded mine down to 3 to make it slightly less chunky) sew around the edge of the patch to ensure that it definitely stays in place, and add a little something to the look.
Then you’re done! Go forth and enjoy your new Jumper, an easy update for a plain jumper and something which no one else will have.
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