Elbow patches are a great way to add a little on-trend sass to the Oslo pattern in Colette's new Seamwork magazine. Nothing says "hot professor" like some elbow reinforcement!
First trace and cut two ovals, about 5 1/2" by 3 1/2". This includes a 1/4" seam allowance.
Mark 1/4" all the way around, then clip out 1/4" deep notches all the way around.
Press your seam allowance to the wrong side.
Lay out your sweater. The elbow patch needs to be positioned on the back third of the sleeve, about 7" down from the shoulder seam. (I did 8" and they're just a bit low).
Pin the dickens out of it to prevent slip-sliding when you sew
Using a straight stitch, top stitch 1/8" away from the edge of your patch, removing pins before you run over them.
Give it a light press and you're ready to go, Professor!