Plastic Canvas Pirate Ship

**Please note: This is not a pattern of my own creation. I purchased this kit and pattern from Mary Maxim, a needle craft catalogue and online shop. I simply wanted to share with you the amazing craft that is plastic canvas.  Once again, this plastic canvas pirate ship is not of my own design.

This is a play set that contains, including the ship, about 18 finished pieces. Those 18 pieces are created from 215 (yes, I said two-hundred and fifteen) pieces of plastic canvas. It took me an entire 2 days just to cut all the pieces out.

This is an expert level project, and even I, who have been making plastic canvas projects for more than twenty years, was ready to pull my hair out at times. I spent 8 months working on this pirate ship. My finger pads were raw from pulling a needle through the canvas by the time I was done.

The finished ship stands 2 feet tall, 2 feet long, and about 6 inches wide. There is a handy storage area inside the ship that opens at the back. It is perfect for storing all the pirates, cannon, and treasure chests.


As I said before, this is a children’s play set so it is pretty sturdy. I originally got it for a pirate themed event I was participating in. It went to the event and was used as a centerpiece as well as a hiding spot for some hand carved stamps. This was back in September. I finished the project in August, but am only now posting this showcase, for lack of a better word, because after the event, this was given to my sister’s family as a Christmas present. She has 3 little boys and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by posting this online too soon.

Below are more photos showing different angles of the ship and the pirates.

It will be a long time before I undertake another plastic canvas project this big! One thing it did for me was make all the small projects I do feel like a breeze.

Star Wars Utensil Pockets

Today I’m bringing you a Star Wars utensil pocket pattern. There are two different backs, one for the Rebel Alliance and one for the Empire. They go great with the Darth Vader place mat and also the BB8 place mat (shown in the photo above). Once done, just fold a napkin and insert into the pocket along with utensils.

These come together fairly quickly and I would list the difficulty level at easy. Go ahead and click on the link below to download the pattern.

Star Wars Utensil Pockets Pattern

BB8 Plastic Canvas Placemat

THIS is the droid you’re looking for. When I first saw The Force Awakens, I absolutely loved BB8! In honor of The Last Jedi coming out soon, I made this Star Wars placemat out of plastic canvas. It works hand in hand with this Darth Vader one I made previously.

I have to admit, these aren’t ideal for young kids as you can’t wash them very well. You can wipe them down a bit, but anything more than that could start to pull the stitching out. Just make sure to use a damp cloth and wipe in the direction of the stitches.

Click on the link to download the pattern.

BB8 Placemat Pattern

Loki Can Cozie

Who doesn’t love a helpful villain? Loki is ridiculously lovable, but completely untrustworthy. I think that is what makes him such a popular character. This plastic canvas Loki can cozie/pen holder (Yay! Double duty projects!) is a fun and fast project.

As an office/school supply junkie, you can never have too many pen holders. And hey, if you can have a cool one with a memorable quote from Loki on it, why not?

Click on the link below to download the pattern for free!

Loki Can Cozie/Pen Holder

Star Trek Coaster Holder

These are the voyages of the Star Ship Enterprise: To boldly protect coffee tables around the galaxy. Yeah well, now that I have that out of my system. The last post I did featured a pattern for Star Trek coasters. This post has a pattern for a Star Trek Coaster holder to put those coasters in.

I used white for the background and the box sides. I would have loved to try and use a dark blue to make it look more like outer space, but I tend to use what yarn I have in my arsenal and a dark blue just wasn’t there. If you try a dark blue out and it looks amazing, let me know!

Click on the link below to download the pattern for the coaster holder.

Star Trek Coaster Holder Pattern

Star Trek Coasters

Making coasters from plastic canvas is easy and fast. They also make perfect gifts, especially if you have a Star Trek fan in your life. You can make as many or as few coasters as you want in a short amount of time.

You can also choose what colors you wish to stitch. Make a coaster with all three of the Starfleet shirt colors, or pick your favorite. Maybe you love science or medicine and want blue coasters. Depending on which Star Trek series you prefer, choose between red and gold carefully.

Download the pattern using the link below.

Star Trek Coaster Pattern

Arrow Plastic Canvas Bookmark

I’ve apparently been in a bookmark mood, most recently with this Arrow bookmark. I guess that’s because I’ve been reading quite a bit more than usual. I also love the show Arrow, and not just because Stephen Amell is nice to look at, but because the show is really great.

Use the link below to download the pattern with instructions.

Arrow Bookmark Pattern

Until next time!


Gryffindor Plastic Canvas Bookmark

Okay now, all you Gryffindors can calm down. I know that I did all the other house bookmarks before you, but don’t worry because it’s finally here. Your very own Gryffindor bookmark!

These bookmarks are pretty easy to make and only take a few hours to stitch so you can make one for all of your Gryffindor friends in no time. All you have to do is download the pattern with the link below and get stitching!

Gryffindor Plastic Canvas Bookmark Pattern

Click on the “Plastic Canvas” tab at the top of the page to see the other bookmarks and more!

Slytherin Plastic Canvas Bookmark

Slytherins read too (though I’m not so sure about Crabbe and Goyle), so treat the Slytherin in your life to this bookmark. Don’t have a Slytherin in your life? Well, it’s time to get off your high Gryffindor horse (I mean that in the nicest way. Hey, I am a Hufflepuff) and go make some Slytherin friends. After all, they’re not all bad.

This is a quick and easy pattern using size 10 plastic canvas and two colors of DMC embroidery floss. Click on the link below to get the full pattern and DMC floss numbers.

Slytherin Plastic Canvas Bookmark Pattern

Ravenclaw Plastic Canvas Bookmark

Here is a fast and easy pattern for creating a Ravenclaw bookmark with plastic canvas and DMC embroidery thread. For the experienced plastic canvas maker, the bookmark should only take two to three hours (if that).

I used the bronze and blue from the books as opposed to the silver and blue from the movies.

Without further ado, here is your pattern download:

Ravenclaw Bookmark Pattern