Last Updated on February 11, 2020 by wendigratz
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I have a particular way I make eyes when I draw, and when I translated those drawings into embroideries I had a hard time choosing a stitch that gave me just the effect I wanted.
A French knot was too round.
A simple straight stitch was, well, too straight. And too flat.
I tried a lot of different stitches, and combinations of stitches until I finally hit on something that was just right. And now I’m going to share that technique with you! I use this for all of my doll and softie faces, as well as any other faces I stitch.
Want to practice stitching eyes? Try this Monster Mash embroidery pattern full of monster faces.
Lots of eyes to embroider in there!
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