Picture of Designer Eye Patches
This is a mod I recently developed for the folks at 826 Valencia. They wanted to have a bunch of people come down and make/modify a pirate gear to be sold as a fundraiser.. Since they always seem to get stuck with a certain color of eye patches in their store, we decided to come up with a way to modify them into designer patches.

This "tie patch" project is very quick and easy. You'll need an eye patch with a sewn on outer trim, spray adhessive, scrap fabric, and a sewing machine. Although we use a certain type of eye patches that they sell at 826 Valencia, a lot of this set up could be used for the cheap eye patches they sell in toy stores. I like to use old ties for a lot of my crafts, so that's what I used for this project.

Check out for more of my crafts and stories.
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Remove the trim

Picture of Remove the trim
Using a seam ripper, carefully remove the stitches on the trim. This will be used later, so hang on to it.

Step 2: Adhere 1st layer of scrap

Picture of Adhere 1st layer of scrap
Using the spray adhessive, spray a layer of glue on the front of the patch (try not to get much on the straps).

Then press the backside of your fabric to the sticky surface of the eye patch and press firmly, smoothing out any bumps.

It occurs to me that maybe spraying the back of the fabric instead of the eye patch might be less messy... Maybe not.

Tip: If you want to have an embroidered patch, embroider the scrap material before you apply it to the patch.

Step 3: Trim edges

Picture of Trim edges
Flip the patch over and cut the excess fabric to line up with the eye patch.

Remember to cut the slit that goes towards the center of the eye patch as seen in the picture.

Step 4: Adhere 2nd Layer

Picture of Adhere 2nd Layer
If you want a patch with decorations on both sides, flip the patch over and repeat steps 2 and 3.
Robotrix8 years ago
excuse the crappyness, this was taken last year when i didn't have a camera. I did it for some class.
theRIAA8 years ago
a couple snips with some scissors and you'd have a great g-string