Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY: Cardigan Patches (no sew)

Generally my refashions are for my clothes, but this time I did something of my husband's. Not to say that you can't use this for YOUR cardigans/jackets/sweaters, too, I just happened to do it with his. I keep a board on pinterest for John where he pins things that likes... John likes clothes. He likes getting dressed and appreciates a good outfit. 
le sigh.
Anyway, lately I've seen a lot of his pins that have elbow patches. I've been meaning to patch something of his for a while now because of that, but the perfect opportunity came along when I saw a notions sale at JoAnn Fabric. You can buy these little patch packs for $3.99 (or get them on sale for 1/2 price like I did!) and they're ready made to go on with an iron. 
So easy. It took about 5 minutes, but adds a little fun element to his cardi. You can also cut them down into any shape (heart, circle, square... octagon...), but left them alone. I'd cut them a little smaller if I did it over.
(1) Mark it. Have the subject put the cardigan on, mark the middle of the elbow with a pin. Then mark the top & bottom of where the patch will end with pins as well.

(2) Pre-heat it. Start your iron + let it heat up for a while. 
(3) Iron it. Follow the directions on your notions package to iron on the patch.
(4) Wear it. Fun, right?

Just a tiny little post from me today. I'm in the mood to refashion something. I really want to make an adorable dress I saw on pinterest that was wayyyy over budget, so stay tuned to see if I can recreate it for less! 
Also let's talk about how I *finally* got a printer/scanner combo. I can't wait to start using it for 'la vie'! I have had so many fun things I wanted to do (or do better) but needed a printer or scanner for. I already printed out the most adorable Paris illustration (and added a little fun to it) that is currently being framed for our home. Yesss!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, I'll see you tomorrow! As always, thanks for reading! 

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