How to Minimize Show-Through on White Eyes

When you use fusible adhesive and layer a light color (like white) over a boldly patterned fabric, the print below can show through.

In this video I show you how to minimize that show-through. It’s really easy!

I rarely use light-colored solids, so this isn’t often an issue for me – but it does come up when I want to make big googly eyes. 🙂

Here’s the interfacing that I recommend. It’s one step thicker than the one I use in the video – still nice and flexible, but with better hiding properties. 🙂

Want to make your eyes extra-googly? Use this faux-trapunto technique.

Calling them "faux trapunto eyes with needle sculpted pupils" makes them sound really hard to make - and they're not - so I just call them googly eyes. :-)

Do you like that frog pattern? It’s the current Funny Faces Quilt Block of the Month Club pattern! You can join the club here.

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

3 COMMENTS

  1. Cathie SAYS...

    OUCH what did you do to your thumb 🙁

  2. Maaike SAYS...

    Thank you for sharing this sewing tip Wendy – very handy to know.