BUT....that plastic eye patch was for the birds! It was pokey and ouchie and the elastic kept breaking, making it very frustrating to fulfill our little guys new role. Sooooooo, here's our solution.
THE COMFY PIRATE EYE-PATCH!!!
(and mama thinks it's pretty stinkin' cute too!!!)
Would you like to make one? Well, here's the step by step of our version. Printable version with patch template available here. (please ignore any misspellings.) :) (hint, that was added because there are some!) *UPDATE* If you will attach elastic on a diagonal instead of straight as shown on template, it will fit better.
Comfy Pirate Eye-Patch
What you need:
Fabric Scraps for lining (optional)
Elastic – length based on child’s head measurement (I used a plush foldover elastic, the thickness helps it stay put, plus the color matches!) You didn't know color coordinating was important to pirates? Well of course!
Piratey Button Embellishment (optional)
1. Print eye-patch template
|That's the ouchie plastic one I used to draw the template.|
2. Trace template on felt and fabric. For fabric piece, add an additional 1/4” to allow for hem.
3. Attach elastic at both sides.
4. Iron 1/4’ hem of lining fabric.
5. Sew lining to felt.
6. Add embellishment. I choose to remove the button shank and hot glue the button on to allow for it to lay flat on patch.
7. Make a little pirate very happy & comfy!
Just think of the fun you could have personalizing these! I'm already imagining pink ones for my Pirate Princesses! Take that as a warning...more pirate projects likely to come! ;)
As always, love to have you post links to your own versions or add pics to our flickr album!