Thursday, April 14, 2011

Embroidery Techniques for Doll and Softie Faces

In this tutorial I'll be showing you Step by Step how to Hand Embroider my Top 6 Favorite Embroidery Stitches for Doll and Soft Toy Plushie Faces. These are all very basic, easy stitches so that even a beginner doll or softie maker can embroider lovely faces for their new creations that are not only beautiful but baby safe!  Don't be intimidated, it doesn't have to be perfect, that is the beauty of handmade, each doll is unique! 
hand embroidery for dolls 6 basic stitches for beginners

What you will need is some good quality kona fabric for your face.  Trace your face onto your fabric using a disappearing ink pen, embroidery thread & a Sharp needle.  It's easier if you have an embroidery hoop but not necessary.  You can hand embroider onto a stuffed dolls head or a flat piece of fabric.

I use the 3-4 strands of floss depending on the brand. If your floss has 6 threads use 3, if it has 8 use 4 .. simply cut the length you want and pull it apart.

Need a recap on just a couple of stitches?!  Please go to the main Tutorial on 
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