I was on the hunt looking for a cute somethin' special for my little girls to wear on Valentines, and found nothing ( that I would be comfortable with them wearing anyhow...:) )
I know they love sparkles, so I came up with this cute little elbow patch idea that works with any long sleeve pattern you have.
Perfect for Valentines day (or any day really...what doesn't look good with sparkly hearts?)
This works with any pattern, knits or wovens, and can actuallly be put anywhere on the shirt, not just the elbows as an embellishment. You could even add this to an already made shirt (although it would be tricky to add to the sleeve on a ready made garment) *** I have used my Sweetheart cardigan pattern...coming soon!)
What you need:
- Seed beads
- heart shape cut out of card stock/thick paper (any size you like, mine was 3" high)
- small amount of interfacing
- fabric for your garment, or a ready made piece of clothing
Here is what I did:
take your sleeves and fold them in half length wise, press well to create a fold line. This is the center line to line up your heart. (I like to hem my sleeves first to get the placement right, but this depends on what you are making and your pattern's directions)
take your heart shape and place it just about half way up from the hem on the right side of you sleeve
make sure to center the hear along the center line you pressed to make sure it is even
trace you heart
Tip - I like to take a scrap piece of felt and put my sequins and beads on it, keeps them from blowing/rolling away and makes them easy to pick up
start again coming up just beside (about 1/4" or less) of the sequin you just sewed.
Continue going around the outside edge first, and keep going until you fill up the heart
complete your garment as directed.
What a glam way to celebrate Valentines!