Talk like a Pirate Day is this Friday the 19th of September so I’ve whipped up this quick foxy mask with a pirate patch so you’re all ready to arrrr and shiver me timbers through any pirate shenanigans on Friday.
by Marni Franks
1 sheet of A4 felt in the fox colour you like – grey, orange etc
10cm x 20cm rectangle of white felt
10cm square of black felt
1cm strip x width of felt sheet
6mm elastic the length needed for whoever is going to wear the mask
Sewing machine and matching threads or hand sewing equipment
Print off the fox mask template here.
Cut out the shapes.
Pin the fox head to your orange felt sheet, fold the white felt in half and pin the ear tuft to it. Pin the eyepatch to the black felt square.
Cut all the shapes out carefully with sharp scissors.
Pin the ear tufts in place on the fox head and stitch in place with your preferred method of sewing. Trim any excess of the white or orange felt so that the ears are neat.
Pin the patch and strap in place and stitch along the edge of the strap and the top edge of the patch (so that you can flap up the patch).
Cut the elastic to length and stitch into place.
Wear mask and ARRRRRR the day away!