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Customise your Plain Jumper
Make your Jumper stand out from the crowd with these Liberty print elbow patches.

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  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 1
    Step 1

    Put your jumper on and using tailors chalk mark crosses where your elbows sit. Take off your jumper and measure down from the cuff/top of shoulder to mark the same positioning on each of the arms.

  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a pattern piece so that your patches will be even and cut out your fabric to roughly the right size. I chose a small floral Liberty pattern to make a statement, but you could use any fabric you like.

  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 3
    Step 3

    Iron on some bondaweb onto your fabric. Remember the glue side goes onto your fabric and run the iron quickly over the bondaweb sealing it on.

  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using your pattern piece draw it onto your bonadweb.

  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut this out. I choose to use my pinking shears to cut with to give a nice edge to the patches.

  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 6
    Step 6

    Peal off the bondaweb backing.

  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 7
    Step 7

    Iron each patch onto your jumper into the positions you have marked with your tailors chalk.

  • How to make an elbow patch. Liberty Print Elbow Patches - Step 8
    Step 8

    You can also use embroidery thread to go around the outside of your patches to ensure they stay in place or just leave them as is. Then you are done.

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