This 7 piece set has everything an aspiring young swashbuckler would need: A treasure chest with a lock that really opens, a pirate sword, a treasure map, a compass, a jewel and a handful of doubloons! Everything except the sword fits inside the chest for tidy storage. The unique but simple construction of the sword makes it very sturdy--it can bend but will bounce right back and won't droop!
You will receive a PDF pattern only, NOT the finished items. The extensive 38 page booklet includes full-scale pattern templates--NO ENLARGING NECESSARY, cutting layouts, easy to follow step-by-step instructions with many full color photos and diagrams and a complete materials list so that if you'd like, you can make the set exactly as shown. Variations are also fun...you can try different colors--make a set for a girl pirate too!
I use wool blend felt for all of my designs and I highly recommend it. Acrylic felt works equally well and is readily found in craft and fabric stores--wool blend is just my personal choice. If you have difficulty sourcing any of the materials--I realize some US sewing terms may be unfamiliar to non-US sewists--please email me for recommendations or clarification.
All items are designed to be entirely hand sewn. This pattern requires approximately 5/8 yard (19" X 36") or 4-12 X 18 sheets of felt for the treasure chest and one 12" X 18" sheet of felt for the sword. The rest can be made using 9" X 12" felt sheets and small remnants. 2/3 yard of Peltex Ultra Firm Sew-In stabilizer is also required but stiffened felt available at fabric and craft stores is a great substitute.
All items are designed to be entirely hand sewn and the project is suitable for intermediate sewists or confident beginning sewists.
This pattern is copyright protected and may not be copied, redistributed or resold. I encourage you to use this pattern to create items for sale and it would be great if you would credit me as the designer and link back to this page. Items may not be mass produced.
This item requires a PDF viewer and prints best on 8 1/2 X 11 letter paper but every effort has been made to assure it prints equally well on A4 paper.
Please contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
- Detailed Step-by-step Instructions with Photos
- Full-sized Templates
- Imperial/US Measurements
- Complete Materials List, , With this pattern you can make
- Treasure chest with lock (approximately 9" X 7" X 5")
- Pirate sword (approximately 16.5" long)
- Treasure map (approximately 11" X 8")
- Compass (approximately 2.5" X 2.5")
- Jewel (approximately 3" long)
- Gold dubloons (approximately 1" diameter)
Materials you need at home:
- Embroidery Floss
- Heavy-weight Stabilizer
- General sewing supplies; hand sewing needles, pins, scissors, etc.
- Complete Materials List Included
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I live in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA and have been sewing for more than 45 years and designing my own patterns since 2011. All of my designs are tested for the "fun factor" by the people who matter most--kids! If children like the toys, the patterns themselves are tested and perfected until they meet my exacting standards. Only then are they made available to the public. Questions and comments are always welcome.