Featured: Leather Elbow Patch Tutorial

It’s amazing how something as simple as elbow patches can take a cardigan from meh to totally awesome. I am probably going to have to delve into my ridiculous collection of cardis and give this a try. I especially love the colored leather. So cool.

If you want to add some elbow patches to your cardis, head on over to Freshly Picked for a beautifully photographed tutorial!

leather elbow patches


  • a cardi
  • some leather
  • stitch spacing tool
  • leather punch tool
  • coordinating or contrasting thread
  • 2 heavy duty needles
  • strong thread (she used 3 ply waxed linen thread)
  • pins
  • light fusible interfacing
  • iron

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See the full Leather Elbow Patch tutorial here! 

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