How To Make An Eye Patch

how to make an eye patch


One of our daughters has to wear a patch over her eye a couple of hours a day. She hated wearing a sticky eye patch, so we came up with this cloth eyepatch made out of polar fleece.

She loves wearing this patch. It is much softer, and she feels like a pirate.

We used black polar fleece to make the patch so that it would not be see through. We cut out the polar fleece in the shape of the eye patches that we had been using. We covered up the patch portion of the black polar fleece with pretty cloth.

My mom was going to embroider the patch, but there were too many needle holes, and it turned out that she could have seen through the patch.

After the patch portion was sewn, we added a black strip of polar fleece with velcro at the end to attach the patch. The strip of cloth is attached slightly higher on the side where the eye is not covered up.

This is also going to save us quite a bit of money. She will need to wear patches for several years, and they are expensive to buy! Plus, she feels very special with her own pink patch.

This could also make a cute costume!

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  1. Deidra says:

    Thanks for the idea!! My son has to wear a patch 3-6 hours a day and he now has a tan with the shape of a patch over his eye from the sticky patches. LOL! I think he would really love wearing a patch that he designed! Thanks again for the post!!

  2. Great idea with the soft fabric. Thanks for linking up to the Frugal Tuesday Tip. Maybe you could add a link back to us or put up our badge next time.

    • Rene says:

      Thanks, Julia! I had a link up to Confessions of a Frugal Mind since that was the site that I linked to. I did not know that I had to link to all 4 of your sites since I had linked on hers. I do have a link up to your site now. You can find it on my linkys page, which you can get to from the menu bar on the top of my site.

  3. Melanie says:

    Aww..what a great idea to make her feel special.
    Thanks for linking up to Things I’ve Done Thursday!


  4. Awww how sweet! Love that you found a super mom solution to make your daugther comfortable.. she looks adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can’t wait to see what you share next! Hope you stop by and enter for a chance to win up to $100 in mdf products @

  5. snosler says:

    I might use that for my son’s Lone Ranger mask … all the ones I find are too big. Stopping in to follow from the blog hop – hope you have time to visit and return the favor soon. Ohhh … and enter to win a free copy of my book too!!

  6. BeColorful says:

    This has to feel so much better for her and it looks so much cooler – less like a bandage which would be good for morale too . Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at Becolorful

  7. What a great idea and alternative to those sticky patches. I have several friends with children who have to wear them, so I’m particularly excited to be sharing a link to your post on my FB page today!

    Thank you for always having something wonderful to share at Rook No. 17!


  8. Great you could whip up one that she enjoys wearing! Might as well be fun, eh! :) Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This!!!

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