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Make your own bejewelled light-up eyepatch!

This week I'm making an eyepatch for blogger, author & TV host La Carmina in Crafter To The Stars.

When Carmina got in touch to say she was going to the Maldives and would love an accessory to wear on a pirate-themed show, I knew it was the perfect chance to get creative and make something a little out of my comfort zone. Mixing the pirate-theme with steampunk and just the right about of girly glitz, I came up with this bejewelled heart-shaped light-up eyepatch.

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  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Trace around the eyepatch on to a piece of paper and then sketch your heart in to the middle, until you find a size and shape you like. Cut out this heart.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Trace around the outline of the heart on to your eyepatch with chalk.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Carefully cut the heart from the centre of the eyepatch using an exacto knife.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace around the heart template again on to a piece of frosted plastic and cut out.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue around the edges of the plastic heart and place in to the eyepatch. Hold in place for a few minutes until the glue secures the two together.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a piece of ornate lace to place behind the eyepatch.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Hold up to the light to preview your design and then glue in place on the inside of the eyepatch.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 8
    Step 8

    We're going to use a battery powered LED to light-up the eyepatch, so pick one in a colour you love!

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut a piece of felt to match the shape of the eyepatch.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the LED in the center of the eyepatch and cut the felt in half where the wires cross it.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place the battery on the other half and cut a second square of felt to match this half and cut in half.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew a little pocket to keep the battery inside. Leave the top edge unstitched so that you can replace the battery when you need to.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stitch the LED to the other half of the felt.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 14
    Step 14

    Place the two felt pieces on top of the eyepatch, so that the LED is on the inside and stitch around the edges.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 15
    Step 15

    Cut a length of chain long enough to go around the heart and thread a needle with thick black embroidery thread.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 16
    Step 16

    Stitch the chain around the heart.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now start glueing crystals over the remaining fabric of the eyepatch until it's completely bejewelled.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 18
    Step 18

    Cut a second length of chain, long enough to fit around the outside of the eyepatch. Cut a piece of furry fabric to the same size as the patch and attach to the underside by sewing along the top edge.

  • How to make an eye patch. La Carmina Eye Patch - Step 19
    Step 19

    Stitch the chain around the outside of the eyepatch and you're done! Cut a small square of plastic and place between the LED and it's battery to turn the light on and off.

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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
this is so cool!!! But I have to use christmas lights :/
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
Thanks!
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