Pirate costumes are always a hit for Halloween and today I’m going to show you how to make an easy pirate eye patch! It’s so simple that all you’ll need is a thin black stretch headband, black and white felt scraps, black thread, thin cardboard (from a cereal box) and a hot glue gun.
If you’re making this for an adult, the headband should fit nicely, but if your making it for a kiddo, either buy the smaller headbands, or you can snip a bit off and re-sew with a zig-zag stitch until you get the perfect fit.
First draw an eye patch shape onto your cardboard and cut it out. Then use that as a template, but be sure to trace it onto the felt a little larger than the cardboard. Cut out two black felt patches and hot glue the cardboard to the inside of one of these pieces (this is to keep it sturdy and not cave in). Next, cut out a mini skull and hot glue it to the other black piece and embroider the face. Finally, glue the inside of the blank black felt piece (the one with the cardboard attached) to the headband, then layer and glue the piece with the skull. So the headband should be sandwiched in between the two black felt pieces. That’s it! Happy making. ♥R