I found a couple of 'pins' that inspired me but added a couple of other steps since I was dealing with holes. This was so easy and I'm really happy with how the jacket turned out. Not only is it cute but I don't need to get rid of it :)
Iron on patch (if you have a hole)
Iron (if you have a hole)
Hand sewing needle
Felt in the color of your choice (You can find felt at Walmart, Jo-Ann Fabric, or Michael's.)
Thread (to match or contrast the color of the felt)
Tailor's chalk or a non-permanent fabric marker (you can also use regular chalk or a regular washable marker instead)
Tall square tissue box
Pins or safety pins
2. Lay your item inside out, place patch onto hole and iron into place.
3. Turn your item right side out.
4. Trim excess frays.
5. Put your item on and using a mirror make an X on your elbow area with a marker or chalk.
|I switched colors halfway through :)|
8. Pin your ovals over the X marks you made. Fold the sweater/cardigan in half to check and see if the oval are placed evenly in the same spot of each arm. I also put the jacket back on the see if I was happy with the placement.
9. Begin hand sewing your patches and try to keep the fabric level and even as you sew. I used an overcast stitch which can be found here here with instructions.
|Pardon my mom attire but I wanted to get a shot with the jacket on.|