Pirate Eye Patch And Skull Applique - Free Template

Pirate eye patch and skull applique - two free PDF templates  and a tutorial for you that will help you make a quick and easy pirate costume. Combined with this free pirate vest pattern I shared a few weeks ago, these little diy pirate accessories just rock! Get the free template now.

Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume

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A pirate costume is never complete without a pirate eyepatch and a few skulls! This is why I made a template for you to use on your free pirate vest pattern from last time. If you missed it, it's here:

free pattern for pirate vest


Have you managed to sew the vest yet? If not, let me just say it's SUPER quick! 

It was my absolutely LAST-MINUTE sew, from a few years ago when my (then) toddler asked for a pirate costume when our/his friends were about to visit. I had exactly half an hour to come up with an idea AND stitch the vest, the pirate hat, draft, cut and sew two skull appliques - and tie a piece of elastic around a round (-ish) piece of black eye patch. Talk about last minute! 

The entire adventure was documented on this blog (ouch what old pictures!) but it was not until this year when I managed to turn all the templates into a digital form. Finally!

Supplies:

Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume


  • white and black craft foam (I buy it in sets, it costs less!)
  • scissors
  • awl or a similar item
  • the free template (scroll down to get the link)
  • a piece of elastic for the pirate eye patch
  • white thread and needle/sewing machine for the skull applique

How To Make A Pirate Eye Patch - Tutorial


Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume

1) Print and cut out the free template (see below).
Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume

2) Using your (non-fabric!) scissors, cut the eye-patch from the black craft foam.
Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume

3) Using an awl (or something similar), poke two holes at the marked spots on the template. I usually just place the template over the craft foam and poke through the two layers.

Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume

4) Cut a piece of elastic long enough to fit around the head (add a little extra) and thread them through the two holes. Then tie the knots. Done!

And now, the skull applique.

How To Make A Craft Foam Skull Applique


Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume
1)Using the free template, cut the skull from the white craft foam.

Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume
2) Model it against your diy pirate vest and decide on the best place to attach it. Then tack it using a needle and white thread, but you can even use a teflon foot to stitch it on the vest. (Or, if you don't have a teflon foot, tape a piece of washi tape onto the bottom side of the sewing machine foot to help it slide over the craft foam. It works!)
Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume

Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume


Anyone can be transformed into a pirate with this simple eye patch and the diy skull applique. Have fun!

Here's Your Free PDF Sewing Template:


So, You can get it on Craftsy, where I post all my PDF patterns and templates (the majority are free), if you click here:

Pirate eye patch and skull for diy pirate costume

(All my PDF sewing patterns, scroll down to get this one)

Make sure you save the template for later to keep it at hand:
Pirate eye patch and skull applique - a free PDF template and a tutorial to make a quick and easy pirate costume for Halloween



Damjana

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