19 March 2013

diy; cut out elbow patches


I have seen in a few shops, t-shirts with unusual cut outs in them, Steph from The Fashion Citizen was wearing one in her latest video and I thought it looked so cool and shows skin in an unexpected place! I loved this one from asos especially, but unfortunately its sold out, so I thought I would make my own and show you how to too.



1; Try your t-shirt on and mark with chalk or a pencil where your elbows are.
2; Measure across the width of the sleeve and how ever long it is half it, e.g mine was 10cm wide so I halved to 5, this will let you know how big to make your template.
3; Cut out your template, mine was 5cm on each side, I went for a square shape and turned it on its side to create a diamond cut out on the elbow and draw around it.
4; Neatly cut out the shape on your t-shirt.
5; You should be left with a hole in the sleeve of your shirt, try it on again and you're done.

Tip; this works best on a thick t-shirt as it is less likely to fray and stretch the hole you cut, if you're super sewing savvy you could make a seam around the edge to stop this happening.
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7 comments

  1. brilliant idea!

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  2. Such a good idea! I want to do some 'diy-ing' this weekend, so I might try this out :)xo

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  3. Such a fab idea, love your nails by the way :-)
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  4. THis is great! I'm going to do this soon! You can get trouser tape /bondaweb and do the edges with that, no sewing! xx

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  5. I love this idea! I'm definitely going to have to try it out!

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