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.
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Step 1: Remove the Trim
Step 2: Adhere 1st Layer of Scrap
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
Remember to cut the slit that goes towards the center of the eye patch as seen in the picture.
Step 4: Adhere 2nd Layer
Step 5: Shape It
Then sew the overlaping edges to keep them held. Use a wide stitch to conceal the edges of the cut sections.
Tip: Keep the patch inverted (the front of the patch will be reversed) to make stitching easier and to keep the feeddogs from damaging the frontside of your patch.
Step 6: Re-apply Outer Trim
Feel free to get creative with your stitch here.
If step 5 was done correctly, the trim should end up just right when you are finished stitching.
Note, if a sewing machine isn't availlable, use a good glue to apply the trim.