They say that eyes are the window to the soul. Maybe your crocheted stuffed animals don’t have souls, but the eyes add quite a bit of character! Today I’m going to share a great tip for giving your crocheted eyes some extra pizazz.
You have lots of options for eyes on your amigurumi! You can. . .
Stuffing a softie is a little more involved than you would think. It often takes me as long to stuff a softie as it took me to sew it! It’s not hard to do it right – it just takes some patience. And a TON of stuffing. Seriously!
The number one problem I see with handmade softies is not enough stuffing. Pack it in there people! And watch this video to see how to get it smooth and even and in all the nooks and crannies.
If you make softies or pillows – or anything else that requires stuffing – you’ll need to sew up the opening by hand. I teach two basic methods for doing that – the easy way and the invisible way. This is the easy way.
I’ve taught it to 5 and 6 year-olds and they do a great job with it. I recommend it for beginners of all ages.