How to Sew Eyes on Plushies

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How to Sew Eyes on Plushies
Use a thread colour that matches the doll's eye colour. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Plushie dolls are soft, stuffed dolls that can become in any size or shape. When it comes to putting a face on the dolls, there are also a variety of methods to use. If the doll is in need of eyes, buttons or felt can be used to give the doll a pair. Be creative when choosing what style of button or colour of felt to use. In a matter of minutes, the plushie can be equipped with a new set of eyes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • For button eyes:
  • White felt
  • Scissors
  • Buttons
  • Craft glue
  • White thread
  • Needle
  • For felt eyes:
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • White thread
  • Needle
  • Googly eyes (optional)

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Instructions

    Button Eyes

  1. 1

    Cut two circles of felt. The circles should be proportionate to the doll's face and buttons. These will be the whites of the eyes.

  2. 2

    Glue a button to the centre of each circle.

  3. 3

    Thread the needle.

  4. 4

    Position the eyes on the doll's face. Sew along the edges of the felt. Keep the stitches as straight as possible. Do not push the needle too far into the doll's face. Send the needle through the felt and just under the fabric of the doll's face, then back through the felt. Repeat until you arrive where you started.

    Felt Eyes

  1. 1

    Cut two white circles from the felt. Cut two more circles for the doll's irises.

  2. 2

    Glue the irises to the whites of the eyes.

  3. 3

    Position the eyes on the doll. Thread the needle.

  4. 4

    Sew along the edges of the eyes. Send the needle through the felt and just under the fabric of the doll's face, then back through the felt. Continue sewing until you come back to where you started.

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