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Lace Pirate Patch





Ahoy, matey! It's time to set course for the high seas -- and what pirate is complete without an eye patch? Grab your seafaring boots and crafting supplies, because we are about to go on a swashbuckling adventure with this freestanding lace eye patch!




To craft your freestanding lace pirate patch, you will need:

  • Pirate Patch (Lace) embroidery design. The large size is best for adults; the small size is best for kids.
  • 30-50 wt. 100% cotton thread 
  • Hand-stitching needle and matching thread
  • 30 inches of 3mm ribbon OR elastic
  • Scissors
  • Optional: heat set crystals and setting tool
 



 

Begin by stitching your piece of freestanding lace onto heavy duty water-soluble stabilizer using 100% cotton thread (30-50 wt.) for best results.

Rinse and dry the piece completely (here's more on stitching freestanding lace).

Once your piece is dry, hand-stitch or hot glue the gap in the eye patch together.




Here is what the eye patch looks like stitched up.

 



 

Cut your ribbon into two 15" pieces. Decide which eye you want to wear your patch over -- you will need to stagger the placement of your ribbon to fit:

If you want to use over your right eye, string your ribbon through the top right loop, and through the left side of the patch (with the front of the patch facing you, as seen in the picture here).

If you want to use over your left eye, string your ribbon through the top left loop, and through the right side (with the front of the patch facing you).




At this point, decorate your patch if you'd like! Use heat set crystals, rhinestones, or sequins to bling up your pirate memorabilia.

 



 

A little embellishment goes a long way!




This eye patch is worthy of a mighty pirate!

 



 

Don't forget one for the wee pirates too!




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Pirate Patch (Lace) $3.99
2 Available Sizes:
Machine Embroidery: 3.39"w x 2.72"h | 2.80"w x 2.20"h | Hand Embroidery