We bought quilting patches and "heat to bond" instead.
We used the long sleeve t-shirts we bought at the "5 shirts for $10" store. We put the shirts on and uses a crayon to mark the center of our elbows.
We followed the directions on the "heat to bond", cut the material to the shapes we wanted, and ironed them to the shirts.
We then altered the collar of the shirts and voila!
Amanda did a cute wrist design on one of the shirts.