Felt, elastic, and embroidery floss were the only materials I used. It took about ten minutes to make each eye patch. And I'm guessing it will take approximately five and a half days before both pirate patches become lost forever in the mess we call a toy box.
And a close-up of the pink patch on the Pirate Princess. I wasn't so sure that pink was pirate-y enough, but she insisted and at last I relented. She was right on. It works. I guess some pirates charm your jewels away rather than out-right robbing. These are the most dangerous. These are the ones wearing pink.