When I realized one of my oldest and favorite jackets had holes around the elbows from years of wear I whipped out my sewing kit. Here are some photos to guide you if you're ever in the same situation.
I picked out one of my favorite fabrics that I designed and had printed out with Spoonflower. I cut an oval in the dimensions of 4" x 6" with a thin cardboard box and cut the fabric to size.
I tucked in the edges and pinned them down.
It took me about an hour to sew both patches. I love the end restult!
I always have some sort of side project that I'm working on. I feel that as a full time designer its really important to have a personal project to work on, big or small, to keep the creative juices flowing. Right now I'm making beads for jewelry!
1. With Creative Paperclay I formed different sized balls and poked holes through them. The clay hardens in the air, I give them a good 24 hours to dry.
2. I painted them with gouache and added a top coat of an acrylic sealer. Voilà instant beads for earrings and necklaces. I just love how colorful they are!