Refashioning: Create New Looks with Elbow Patches

A hip update that gives garments new life.

These aren’t your grandpa’s elbow patches! Yes, these patches of old are a hip add-on to sweaters, button-ups and jackets. They’re all over ready-to-wear this season. And, guess what? If you’ve got something in your closet begging for a fresh look, we’ve got the patches! For a fashionable look, choose Dritz® sew-on suede patches. If whimsy is more your thing, twill iron-on patches in bright colors add a whole bunch of fun to clothing.

Refashioning with patches is fun because you can take your creations in many different directions. Choose the patch that’s right for your look, and you’ve got lots of options!

Check out all of our Dritz® clothing care patches, and begin planning your refashion. Our iron-on patches are available in denim, twill and heavy canvas materials. When using the patches for a repair, you might opt for a patch that is a similar material or color as the garment you are repairing. For fashion, contrast is likely a better option, like the garments shown here.

We like the pop that these patches provide, and the top-stitching adds more detail and texture.

To see full instructions plus the template for the shapes, jump over to Trash To Couture. You can even get your kids in on the action and turn refashioning into a family affair!

For a more sophisticated look, the Dritz® suede elbow patches are a fantastic option. There are four colors available, each with rounded edges and perforated holes for easily hand stitching onto your garment.

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Happy refashioning!


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