Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Patching it up

The perfect v-neck cozy sweater can be hard to find. Many years ago, I stumbled on one that was thin enough yet provided adequate warmth, long enough to wear with leggings or yoga pants without being shapeless, and tailored enough to dress up for a cold evening out or to work. So, you can imagine my chagrin when my husband announced to me one evening, "you've got a hole in the elbow of that sweater."

I was buying supplies for Christmas decorations when I stumbled on these:

Elbow patches in a cute pattern! And iron on, so no sewing required!

I measured the distance from the end of the sleeve, so the two would be even,

Carefully ironed (no steam!) for the alloted 30 seconds...

and voilĂ ! New life to my favorite sweater! You could probably do the same thing with any bit of cotton fabric and fusible tape/fabric.