Stitching the features on your softie can be the most nerve-wracking part of the whole process. Do it right and the toy looks professional and adorable. Do it poorly and…well, it’s disappointing.
I made a cute little video to show you how I satin stitch the eyes and noses on my softies. This is my first real video with titles and music and everything! I hope you like it.
You’ll notice that I stitch the features on my my toys after they’ve been sewn and stuffed. Most of my softies are really three dimensional and I really like to see the face stuffed before I decide exactly where to place the eyes, nose, and mouth. In this video I’m hiding the knots at the neck which will be covered later by the lovey’s body.
Here are the materials I’m using:
- a Frixion pen (the marks erase with the heat of a warm iron – I got mine at Staples)
- size 8 Perle cotton in black and variegated pink
- an embroidery needle
- my mouse Lovey Dovey pattern
I always draw the facial features on the fabric before embroidering, otherwise things come out lopsided (trust me!).
music by Purple Planet
When the mouse is finished it looks like this:
Such a fun baby gift! Quick to sew with just a little bit of fabric, all embroidered features, and totally machine washable.
The pattern comes with four designs so you can make different lovies for different babies.
Thanks for watching!