I decided to do a couple of DIYs in spirit of Valentine's Day. The first project involves elbow patches. I love elbow patches. It mainly comes on jackets and sweaters but you can put it on anything. Most are in the shape of a oval. I made mine using heart shapes. It's fairly easy to make. Supplies needed are felt or fabric, needle and thread, scissors, pins and a heart template. Here are the steps to complete this project.
- Pin the heart on the felt or fabric.
- Cut out the heart. I used felt and folded it in half so that I could cut both hearts out at once.
- Remove the pins and paper.
- Put on the sweater/jacket/shirt that you will be using. Put a pin on the area wear your elbow bends. You can mark this area with a pen or pencil. This is where your heart will go. The middle of the heart should be on top of your mark.
- Pin the hearts in place.
- Take the needle and thread and begin hand stitching the hearts. You can use thread of the same color as felt/fabric or you can use a contrasting color.
- And that's it you're done.
- Fabric scraps
- Heart template
- Needle and thread or glue (optional)
- Iron on sequins ($3 at Joann's)
- Print out a heart template and cut the shape out.
- Pin the heart onto the fabric scrap that you will be using. Cut the heart out.
- Place the heart in the desired area on the sweatshirt. Pin down to hold in place.
- Hand stitch around the heart using the needle and thread. Choose the nearest dark color thread you have if using printed fabric.
- Take the sequins and place around the edges of the heart. Follow the directions on the package and iron on.
- Cut off the collar of the sweatshirt. Cut about 1 inch from the collar seam. If needed, continue to cut until you reach your desired fit.
Do you have any projects that you have done in spirit of Valentine's Day?