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Pattern for reusable eyepatch for over glasses
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#1 Raynne

Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:32 PM

My 3 year old has been wearing the adhesive style patches for 2 months and now he has been prescribed glasses but still needs the patching.  Because it is getting expensive buying the adhesive patches ($16 for 20) because they are irritating his skin and because the hot weather will mean he will be in and out of the pool therefore needing more than one patch a day, I want to try making a reusable patch.

I need a pattern or idea of where to start as the bought ones still seem very expensive considering I will need more than 1 due to washing etc. I know the cost isn't in the materials and I don't expect it to take long but I just need a starting point.

Is there any crafty person that can give me a hand please?


Here are some that are available online - hope the links work.

PS I love the framehugger ones, but they look the most complicated.

Anissa's fun eye patches
doodle la

edited to fix up links

Edited by mum at 40, 10 October 2009 - 05:34 PM.

#2 beebeejaybee

Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:56 PM

I'm guessing there really aren't any patterns out there because as one of your links suggests every face is different and by the looks so are glasses anyway here is a tute I found which was mentioned in comments on the little foureyes blog


even though its done in felt you could prolly play around with some fabric and get it to work maybe add some pellon or other interfacing to stiffen the fabric a little

Edited by beebeejaybee, 10 October 2009 - 06:58 PM.

#3 Ermy

Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:37 PM

Does this help?  Not a pattern but an idea.  


#4 Raynne

Posted 11 October 2009 - 05:32 PM

Thanks ladies - guess I will have to trial and error. Have a fortnights worth of patches left so I still have some time.

Irrespective of different frame, face size etc there must be some kind of pattern or else how do they have them to buy?

#5 beebeejaybee

Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:46 PM

Irrespective of different frame, face size etc there must be some kind of pattern or else how do they have them to buy?

my guess would be that some one does the trial or error thing untill they get something they like and then ppl comment on the thing they make and eventually they start making and selling to locals who ask which becomes to school families and eventually online stores..... not everything has a pattern avaliable for sale or free

#6 AuntyC

Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:35 PM

This is what I would do.

Take your glasses, and trace the basic shape of the lens you wish to cover.

Cut out the shape from two pieces of polar fleece, with a bit extra for seam allowance.

Sew the two pieces, right sides together, along the top edge, and from the outside, along the bottom, to about a third of the way up the inside of the frame. (You will be leaving a gap of about 2/3 of the height on the inside top part of the frame, and another gap, big enough for the arm of the glasses to fit through on the outside, top of the frame.)

Turn to right side.

Slide patch along the arm, and stretch it over the frame.

Because you don't need a lot of fabric, you should be able to experiment a bit until you get something you are happy with.

I don't think you need a pattern as such. Polar fleece is stretchy, so if you get the shape close to what you need, it will stretch to fit properly.

How long does your son need to wear the patch for?

Edited by AuntyC, 11 October 2009 - 10:38 PM.

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