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!