DIY children's pirate costume

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 15 Jun, 2016

Any budding pirate worth his or her salt needs their very own hook and eye patch. These DIY creations are quick and easy to make – perfect for a beginner sewer – and require just four components.

1. Trim two eyepatch pieces from black felt. Draw a scull on paper alongside two simple bone shapes. Cut them out and pin them onto a sheet of white felt, snipping around them to get the right shape. 2. Appliqué the bones into a cross shape on one of the black eyepatch pieces and stitch the scull on top. Layer the two eyepatch pieces together and sew around the edges. Sandwich a length of flat elastic to the sides beforehand. 3. Draw a hook shape onto cardstock, cut around it and use it as a stencil to make two grey felt shapes. Sandwich a piece of cardstock between the two felt hooks and stitch all three layers together. For the handle, sew a grey felt tube to fit the width of a hand and trim off any extra felt. Make three folds at the top of the tube and enclose the hook inside, facing into the tube. Sew along each fold from the centre to the edges and turn the hook the right way out. Project and how-to instructions by Amy Surey. Make sure to check out the June issue (71) of Creativity for even more fancy dress costumes for little ones. Pick up your copy online or in your local craft store. Alternatively, why not subscribe by clicking on the link in the sidebar? We love seeing your makes. Share them with us on Facebook or hashtag your project on Twitter or Instagram with #docrafts.

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