How To Add Heart Elbow Patches to Any Jacket (Perfect for V-Day!)

woman wearing heart elbow jacket diy DIY heart elbow jacket

Who says only kids can show the love on Valentine’s Day? Give an old jacket, long sleeve shirt, sweater (or even leggings) a fresh start by simply adding felt hearts to the elbows (or knees). Here is how you make your own felt heart elbow patches. It literally takes 15-20 minutes.

MATERIALS for heart elbow jacket diy


  • Sweater/long-sleeved shirt
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • No-sew fabric glue
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle


step 1 cut hearts from felt

Step 1: Cut hearts out of your felt.

Step 2 glue felt hearts to jacket

Step 2: Glue the felt hearts onto the elbows of your jacket. I had my husband help me place them directly on my elbows as I wore it. Let the glue dry.

step 3 sew felt hearts to jacket

Step 3: Loosely sew the hearts in place. This is to make sure they stay in place during washing, but it’s also a cute embellishment.

woman wearing DIY heart elbow jacket

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