It took a spell of warm weather to realise how overdue I was in dealing with the quantity of t shirts mounting up in my ‘refashion’ pile. I’d been thinking that a set of elbow patches could easily double as shoulder patches. Now was my chance to test the theory.
Here’s how the refashion happened:
Cut the patch to shape, and then with right sides together (and matching any patterns if necessary), use it as a template to cut the second patch.
I wanted to add a trim at the bottom of the t shirt as it was a little on the short side. As these patches are reclaimed from a shirt, I used the plackets from the same shirt to make the trim. Where there’s a pattern which needs matching, I always baste before machine stitching as it helps stop the fabric slipping.
The final result; I’m pretty pleased with it. It was a useful exercise as I discovered there are lots of ways to position the shoulder patches to get different shape effects. I’ll definitely be doing more shoulder patch refashions in the coming months.
What do you think?