Okay, so here's the situation: I picked up the white Wings+Horns Tiger Fleece sweater in December, and used it heavily throughout the winter months. 5 months later I realized that the elbow patches were really wearing down quickly from excessive wear. One side is much more heavily worn than the other side, so it's probably a personal problem (I lean on things with my elbow a lot). Either way, I'm really interested in sewing on elbow patches to extend its life, but I have no idea how to approach this and so I'm seeking your help. Firstly, would elbow patches even look good on this sweater? http://www.francesmay.com/assets/2011/10/05/wh-sweatshirt.jpg What materials are elbow patches usually made of? Suede? Cotton? I have no clue. Where would I get these materials? I tried a local Fabricland but I'm not sure if they have what I'm looking for. Lastly, if I take the fabric to a tailor, would they cut it to size and sew it on for me? Is this a common job for them to do? How much would I expect to pay for all of this? Sorry for the overload of questions- It's just something I want to get done in my spare time this summer to get it ready for next winter. I'm a student and don't have the money to be buying expensive sweaters every year. Thanks for reading!