I can’t think of anything more autumnal than a blazer with elbow patches.
And you know how I love to squeeze the marrow out of every season. So, before fall disappeared from us for another year, I thought I ought to hop on the elbow-patch-adding bandwagon. Elsie’s got some super cute ones, and I just saw this little tutorial floating around Pinterest. This weekend I’m going to add some to Ryan’s TopMan sweater, too!
This project also worked out really well for me because I have a ridiculously hard time throwing anything away. If it can’t be recycled, donated, or swapped, I hang on to things I don’t want anymore until a new use becomes apparent. Enter: the winter boots I used several years ago, that finally surrendered to our snowy New England winters.
I’m so glad to have thought of something productive to do with these puppies. Now I’ll be adding elbow patches to anything I see fit — watch out, friends!
I love this method of spicing up layers. It’s really fun and super easy to do. Plus, I got to upcycle my boots into something that I’ll be able to wear for a very long time.
If anyone wants to add some elbow pads to their garments, I’d be happy to help — I have plenty of faux suede still hanging around!
What do you think? We could make professor chic a thing, right?