Tuesday, 13 March 2012

She's Crafty - Felted elbow patches

I was catching up on one of the blogs I follow, Honestly WTF, when I came across a DIY tutorial that I couldn't stop thinking about.

I decided to patch something for Coco instead of myself, but because I've never tried this before I didn't go for the 100% wool jumper, I just bought a cheap cotton cardigan from H&M for £4.99 - because, what if I ruined it?!?

I am a total novice when it comes to felting so I chose not to traipse around shops, double pram in tow, trying to find all of the bits and pieces I'd need. So I did what any busy mum does, I went online and bought this needle felting kit from Blooming Felt. They come in six different colour combination packs - I went for citrus because Coco wanted orange patches!

It was pretty easy to do whilst watching TV (I only stabbed myself a couple of times!!) and the whole thing took around an hour to do. We used star cookie cutters because Coco is a big fan of stars...

And here's the finished product:


  1. Thanks Sarah! It's so easy to make!

  2. Hi! So I found this post by clicking through your comment on the original post, and I was wondering--how have you been washing the sweater? Does it still hold up? Thanks!

  3. (Oh also, it turned out super cute. Love the orange! Good choice!)

  4. Like orange starfish! :) I would like to know how the washing turned out as well.

  5. Hey that is so cool, well done you for just having a go. What a result!