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    Elbow patches

    I have a navy ted baker blazer (100% cotton) and I would very much like to put brown elbow patches on it.

    I was wondering is easily done or would it potentially ruin the blazer? Also where would I come by a good set of elbow patches?

    Thanks.

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    If its something youve bought recently I wouldnt and is fairly new I wouldnt risk doing something myself and would be best going to a tailor to get it done. If its old and your not bothered about it getting damaged then you could have a go yourself but chances are unless youve done something like this before it wont last very long.

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    It is pretty easy to do:
    How to Sew on Elbow Patches | eHow.com
    Or if you are worried about doing it yourself I'm sure it would only cost a couple of pay someone to do it?

    I have bought patches on eBay, thy also sell them in places like hobbycraft. Or you can make your own by buying some scraps of material, for example something in a charity shop?

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    It is relatively new so I think I will go to my local tailors to avoid messing up.

    Is suede or leather the best option?

    eBay seems to have an ok selection of both.

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    In terms of practicality, leather has to be better, but aesthetically it's down to personal taste.

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    I prefer the look of suede myself but it doesnt wear very well.

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