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

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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