Jump to content

Pattern for reusable eyepatch for over glasses
help needed please,please,please


5 replies to this topic

#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?


di

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

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


patchingpal
framehuggers
cutiefruity
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

http://lucykatecrafts.blogspot.com/2008/02...h-tutorial.html

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.  

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28742538



#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

QUOTE
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.




Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.