Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Soul Patch

I have a favorite jean jacket. This jacket has been with me for years and years. 

You can imagine my heartbreak when I discovered holes appearing at the elbow. 

I decided I wasn't ready to give up my jacket just yet. I knew I had to do something. 

I started by measuring the length and width of the hole. 

Next, I cut out a few little pink hearts. I had the fabric leftover from my first sewing venture. You can read about it at the Holly Homemaker post. 

I cut out so many because I wanted to make sure I had the best heart. 

I placed it over the hole - it seemed to fit well, so I set to work. 

I pinned the heart in place. 

Lastly, I hand stitched the heart in place. 

The patch isn't quite centered on my elbow - but that's where the patch was needed. I think this would be cuter if it was perfectly centered - but overall it's a really cute and surprising touch. 

I'm not 100% sold on this idea - so I need your opinions. Do you like it? Should I have done something different?

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