Heart Elbow Patch Shirt (VIDEO)

Heart Elbow Patch shirt

This no-sew heart elbow patch shirt is perfect for Valentine’s day. It is so easy because you just use fabric glue. I bought the patches from the dollar store and had enough leftover for make some heart-themed accessories. They are the perfect flash of love for the holiday.

When I saw these sequin heart patches I immediately began planning my Valentine’s day crafts. The patches cost less than $5 for four of them. The white long sleeve tee is from the Gap and cost less than $20 on sale – so the custom shirt was less than $25. Not bad, right? With the pink patches (they came with one red and one pink patch) I made a brooch and barrette. Also the best part is the sequins are reversible!

DIY Heart patch shirt

Heart Elbow Patch Shirt

Heart Sleeve Shirt Supplies


  • Long sleeve shirt
  • 2 heart patches
  • fabric glue
  • Pins
  • Cardboard


  1. While wearing the shirt pin the elbow patches where you want them to go. Carefully take the shirt off.
  2. Straighten the heart placement and make sure it is even with the other sleeve.
  3. Place piece of cardboard in sleeve right under the heart
  4. Dab dots of fabric glue under each heart and press down.
  5. Let dry for 24 hours.

Hearth Brooch & Barrette

Pink Heart Brooch
Heart Accessory Supplies


  • Heart patches
  • Brooch backing
  • Barrette backing
  • Felt
  • Glue gun
  • Glue gun glue
  • Scissors


  1. Trace the heart on to the felt
  2. Cut out at least two hearts (one for the brooch and one for the barrette)
  3. Glue the brooch or barrette backing to the heart with your glue gun
  4. Put the heart shape over the backing (cut slits in the felt so it will fit)
  5. Glue felt in place and trim any excess from the sides of the heart
  6. Glue another layer of felt on the back to make the brooch/barrette sturdier.
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If you want more Valentine’s Day Crafts check out my Valentine’s Day Pancake Gift Basket.