Monday, October 5, 2009

I Spy with my Little Eye

All I am asking for is a good eye patch! Those flimsy ones my kids bring home from pirate birthday parties or the dollar store ~ they always brake after a few "Aye Matey". With Halloween around the corner my kids are contemplating being Pirates. I told them: "The only way your being a pirate is if I make your eye patch".
Hence: The Homemade Eye Patch.

This is so easy, you'll have this made before Johnny Depp can say: Captain Jack Sparro
Supplies:
  • Felt: Pick any color and choose a high quality felt. You only need a piece 3" by 3". The polyester blend is almost impossible to sew with.
  • Elastic: the very skinny kind
  • Fabric glue
  • Sew machine
Three Easy Steps:
#1 Download this template for the patch. Trace and cut around your felt.
#2 Take your elastic and measure your child's head. With your fabric glue, glue elastic ends to patch.
#3 Sew a quarter of an inch all the way around the patch.
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13 comments:

Carin said...

Jack Sparrow would be lucky to have one of your eye patches! Hey and when you are done with him send him over here lol!

Ella said...

Great Idea! Thanks! Taylor is going to be a pirate for Halloween. were did you get the eye ball?

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Now... time to make me one! When I saw these on your boys I just about flipped out! Pretty please!!!!

Camille said...

I laughed out loud! I can totally picture a little boy loving these! Cute idea! And I LOVE donuts at Halloween - heading over to Kitty's right now...

Mini Baker said...

hahaha your eye patches are so cute! you are so CREATIVE!!!
I love your blog! I'm so glad I found it! I'll be back often :)
-Mini Baker

Hope said...

I love those eye patches.

Rebekah said...

I'm really enjoying all of your cute halloween crafts. These eye patches are adorable

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those are SO cute! I love the little charms you used, they totally make the patch! I'll be linking to these.

Eve said...

Adorable. My little boys would love theses. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration.

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Tracy Rogers said...

That is sooo cute!! My son might be a little old for it, but I'm still going to try it! ;) Found you on 30days!! xo

Jamie said...

Funny and cute! -jamie @ theletter4.blogspot.com

Karima said...

What a good idea - I know what you mean about those cheap ones, never last the day! Saw you on linky party now gfc following you, karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

Kris {The Freestyle Mom} said...

So awesome! My daughter has to patch her eye for vision problems, and she fights it tooth and nail. If I made it more of a dress up game (I'm thinking a Princess Pirate with pink and sparkles!) she might like it more.

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