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!



  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.