Monday’s Amuse Bouche #2-Elbow Patches

Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”.  Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.

 Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip!  (Think Hints from Heloise!!) 

elbow patches

This was my mother’s sweater from college and had a couple runs in the elbow area.  So what to do?   The easiest fix (besides throwing it away….gasp!) is to iron on elbow patches.  You do NOT have to be Martha Stewart to do this.  An iron, the patches and your sweater are all you need!

elbow patches You can buy these elbow patches from Amazon in a couple different colors for about $12.  Joann Fabric’s has them also (here).

If you want to get fancy with sequin patches or any material you have on hand, just get this iron on mending fabric (below) online from Amazon.

Iron-On Mending Fabric 6-1/2"X14"-Black Then mom and I cut out the size we wanted, glued the sequin trim on it (about 3 yards), let it dry and ironed them on!  Easy peasy!  And now her sweater has new life (especially because she gave it to me!!)

Thanks mom!!

This week the styling posts will be on Winter Whites!  

  • This is adorable, what a fantastic idea!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara…I’ll tell my mom you said so–she really should get all the credit!

  • Such a creative idea!

    • Jodie Filogomo


  • Seriously in love with this solution! How cute is this?! Thanks for sharing such a great idea. I might use it on perfectly good sweaters! 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks! It really was easy, although I will add…if you’re putting it on a dark sweater use black mending fabric (we used tan colored mending fabric and you can somewhat see spots through the sequins if you’re up close!)