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Elbow Patches Galore! Where to Buy and How to DIY

Elbow patches aren’t just for your grandpa’s tweed blazer anymore. They are popping up everywhere, in all shapes and sizes! I have a couple of sweaters with them and I absolutely adore them—a charming addition to a simple sweater or cardigan. Here are some darling sweaters with elbow patches you can buy right now, as well as few DIYs to try if you already have the perfect sweater to add some elbow patches to! Click through to see them all!

  • Classic Suede 1 of 10
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    Love this simple black sweater with traditional brown suede patches.

    Get it for $35.60 from ASOS

  • Seeing Hearts 2 of 10
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    So in love with this heart-print sweater with accent hearts at the elbows. 

    Get it for $49 from Urban Outfitters

  • Back to school 3 of 10
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    A longline varsity cardigan featuring striped and ribbed trimming and black sueded elbow patches. 

    Get it for $22.80 from Forever 21

  • Cozy thermal 4 of 10
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    A cozy long-sleeve thermal shirt with brown suede elbow patches—I'd wear this everyday.

    Get it for $44 from Urban Outfitters

  • Striped Patches 5 of 10
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    I am so in love with this oversized black sweater with striped elbow patches! 

    Get it for $39.16 from ASOS

  • Leather love 6 of 10
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    A gorgeous slub-knit sweater with amazing quilted leather elbow patches.

    Get it for $39.16 from ASOS

  • Stripes and hearts 7 of 10
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    A super cute lightweight striped sweater with matching heart-shaped elbow patches.

    Get it for $39.16 from ASOS

  • DIY Sequins 8 of 10
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    Add a little sparkle to a plain sweater with this tutorial for sequin elbow patches.

    For more photos and instructions, head over to A pair & a spare

  • Felted hearts 9 of 10
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    Love this tutorial for felted heart elbow patches—looks as easy as can be to make!

    For more photos and instructions head over to Honestly WTF

  • DIY classic suede 10 of 10
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    A great tutorial for how to add the classic suede elbow patches to your sweaters.

    For more photos and instructions head over to Style Hive

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