Stitching Eyes and Mouths – video tutorial

Stitching Eyes and Mouths - a video tutorial from Shiny Happy World

The most common questions I get from people about my applique patterns are. . .

  • How do you stitch around small parts like eyes and noses?
  • How do you stitch the mouth?

I made a video to show exactly how I do both of those steps!

That’s it. Remember. . .

  • Shorten your stitch length.
  • Go slow!
  • Stop with the needle down and pivot your work as often as you need to to keep a smooth curve.

Happy stitching! (That sloth pattern is coming soon – probably Monday!)

Wendi Gratz from Shiny Happy World



  1. Rebecca Pullen SAYS...

    This short tutorial is great. You are a natural coach: the instructions are clear, to the point and the demo really helps. Thanks!

  2. Lawana SAYS...

    Thank you for planning on posting the sloth lovie again!!!

  3. B. Getz SAYS...

    There is an ad of Crafty’s over one third of your video of how to sew on small eyes and mouths.

    • That’s weird – I don’t have any ads of any kind on my site. If it was on YouTube you can always close them – just click on the X in the top right corner.