DIY_Elbow Patch Sweater

Elbow Patch Sweater Intro Hey everyone! Today I'm here with my 2nd HoliDIY project, an elbow patch cardigan that I upcycled from an old sweater dress. This dress was in my pile of clothes that I planned to donate, but I decided I wasn't done with it yet. I reused the thrifted flannel fabric from yesterday's DIY tee because there was quite a bit of leftover material, and made this cute final product! Let's get started:

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These are the supplies you will need: an old sweater dress or just a sweater will work as well, flannel fabric, scissors, fabric glue, and a marker (not pictured).

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I first cut off the bow from the sweater dress.

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Since the sweater dress had these gathered sleeves, I cut them off for a more relaxed vibe.

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After cutting off the bottom of the dress to create the sweater shape, I cut up the middle to make it into a cardigan. I decided to leave the edges unfinished because it was a pretty tight knit, but if you're worried about your's coming unraveled, you could hem the edges with fabric glue or a sewing machine.

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The sleeves of my cardigan had a flare that I didn't really like. To fix this, I cut out a triangle from each sleeve of the fabric.

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I then simply fabric glued the right sides together of the triangle cut.

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To make the elbow patches, trace an oval shape, fold in half to ensure symmetry, and cut out.

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Attach the patches to the back of the sleeves using fabric glue.

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And here's the final product! I layered this over a denim shirt with a spiked leather collar to give it an edgier vibe, but I would also style it with a long sleeved denim shirt and cuff the sleeves for a cozy look!

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