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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweater

I love a good elbow patch.

P.S. How to sew them on yourself.

83 comments:

gemma said...

awesome tutorial!

esdelope said...

I'd love to do this with an old college sweatshirt!

Becca

Ami said...

Love.

Joanna Goddard said...

such a cute idea, becca!

Karena said...

Jo, Fabulous sweater look! I am going to see if I can actually do this myself! Ha!

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Victoria said...

Me too. I have a favourite black top that has black silky elbow patches. They are starting to wear thin, so this is great for me as I need to replace them.

pearls said...

dont know if i could sew it myself.... but i love the sweater looks great.

valerie olivia said...

it's so old school. i love.

Daynya said...

i'm wearing my favorite cardigan today, pink with suede elbow patches. i loooove elbow patches! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

You always managed to find the things I never think of but realize I love. Thoroughly. I need elbow patches STAT!

Chaucee said...

That is one great sweater.

erin / dfm said...

yay! i bought the budget version last month and it's surprisingly comfy for a $26 sweater!:

http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=sw_cardigans&product_id=2055141963&Page=all&pgcount=25

and, its navy. bonus!

J. Rene' said...

Super funny! I am wearing one that I finished last night. Took a little while, but have gotten some compliments already on it. And WAY cheaper than ones I seen out there!

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Lulu said...

Adorable! And I like that there is a DIY for it, I might give it a try!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Just bought a green cashmire elbow patch sweather myself. Such a perfect add on to an otherwise dull but extremely comfortable sweater.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I remember my mom sewing patches onto my father's old sweaters in the 70's. I always loved this look.

Lauren said...

I love a good elbow patch too!

And thanks for the how-to link!

Cathi said...

Fabulous! :)

KAB said...

ohh! I love these elbow patches.

Zara has some really cute sweaters with patches for a dime. I just scored this one in steel.

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/11719/en/zara-sales/0/13737/ROUND%2BNECK%2BSWEATER


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KAB said...

ohh! I love these elbow patches.

Zara has some really cute sweaters with patches for a dime. I just scored this one in steel.

http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/11719/en/zara-sales/0/13737/ROUND%2BNECK%2BSWEATER


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Leah Rife said...

This is amazing! I can't wait to try this out. Maybe I should buy a second hand sweater though in case I botch things up. :)

liv said...

Yea, it feels a absolutely right for fall and I like the retro feeling about it

Olivia said...

so stinkin cute i love this

Anonymous said...

A cheap alternative that I'm loving: http://www.forever21.com/heritage1981/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=81sweaters&product_id=2055141963&showBACK=OK# Hopefully they'll restock the mustard and teal colors soon!

Melissa Blake said...

Those would make me feel all collegiate! Great find!

hip hip gin gin said...

I love a good elbow patch too! As Melissa Blake said, very collegiate, and therefore perfect for fall!

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for the cheap alternatives!!

abigail said...

I sewed elbow patches on a bunch of my husbands sweaters recently. He's got pointy elbows! But since he's a professor, I think they look extra great.

Sugar said...

I LOVE leather patches. So fun.

Jillian said...

super cute :) very fall-esq.
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Arlie said...

so lovely. they make me think of college, grandpas and good coffee simultaneously... haha

Kaira Klueber said...

As a kid I hated the elbow patch. As an adult I've grown to love. nice find! :-)

Paislea Elyse said...

that is so gorgeous!!

allister bee

amynicole said...

wicked! once again, joanna you find the best stuff!

PaperDollMN said...

Confession: I call these patches "Alex P. Keaton elbows."

Love them on a cardigan!

Linka said...

I love the elbow patch. It's definitely a selling point for me!

Charlie and Serena said...

I love this kind of sweaters



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Ashley Hasty said...

That sweater is so stinkin cute!! Love it!

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rebecca said...

elbow patches are so darn cute.

amanda@seegirlcook said...

so cool! love elbow patches.

kelly said...

ooooh. i go weak in the knees for sweaters with patches. zara has some and they're only $30! they're so comfy and warm too!

MrJeffery said...

i love elbow patches too!

Notes from Holly St. said...

love elbow patches too!

cailen ascher said...

loving this sweater. it's got a great classic/retro vibe.

rizomdesigns said...

this is the "perfect" sweater..

annalynnreilly said...

This is SUCH a great sweater, I have one in black! I am doing an etsy giveaway on my blog you should check it out !

http://annalynnreilly.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-first-giveaway.html

julia said...

i did this just last week!
http://blog.freepeople.com/2010/10/wednes-diy-44/

Diana said...

Me too. I have a red sweater with elbow patches that my boyfriend and I refer to as "patches". Not very original, but it makes sense.

Julie said...

Elbow patches are just that extra little thing that can make a sweater amazing!!!!

Katy Mary said...

So cute! I have a sweater with elbow patches they add such a nice touch!

the chirpy bird said...

Love this! Nothing like some good ol' home made ghushing {sp?}!
xo tash

Como Say What? said...

. . . always the little things that make the biggest difference!

Bridget said...

so old school and classic.

Jennifer said...

I've got a Fair Isle cardigan that I've loved and worn so much that the elbows are thinning, so this would be a great way to save it! But I'm also considering just felting some wool elbow patches onto it. Decisions, decisions...

caroline duke said...

would you believe i have the sharpest left elbow in the world? i go through shirts likeTHAT because of it. super-glad to see this tutorial on patching them! (although i wouldn't mind forgoing the diy and just picking up that sweater.)

Blue Is Bleu said...

My husband's been begging me to put elbow patches on his sweaters for the longest time... perhaps I will this winter! Hehe :)

bright lights, big cities said...

funny, I was looking for a good sweater I could add these to. I've seen many colors around and it would be sooo easy to add them myself... you should give it a shot!

abby jenkins said...

Just the thought of elbow patches bring back the somewhat musty, mothbally scent of my grandfather. I love elbow patches as much as I love grandpa glasses, plaids, Filson anything and fedoras, so glad they have all come around again.

Chelsea said...

I sew elbow pads on my sons sweaters to give them more pizaz!

Anonymous said...

So professorial! Love it.

jen said...

i am dying to find a sweater with perfect elbow patches...love it!

Emily G. said...

Swoon. <3

Seabiscuit said...

I'm in love with this.
Very scholarly... I'd feel like this one proff I had in college. He was the stereotypical professor, but he had a bunch of cats all named after philosophers: Augustine, Nietzche, Des Cartes and Liebniz.

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Tali Schiffer said...

I am a sucker for elbow patches!!

Chuck said...

Ooh, I want to make my own. Good idea. x

jonahliza said...

i'm in love with this sweater <3

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