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Learn how-to stitch a sleepy face for your amigurumi with Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic and then make her adorable sleepy bear.


  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 1
    Step 1

    Thread your yarn needle and insert it into your amigurumi from the back and exit out the front where you want your eye to start. I find sewing the nose and mouth on first helps with the placement of the eyes.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 2
    Step 2

    Leave a long tail at the back.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 3
    Step 3

    Insert your needle where you want the back of your eye to be (on Sleepy Bear, I counted back 7 stitches) and exit on the front, down and to the right of where you began in Step 1 (on Sleepy Bear, this is down 2 rounds and over 3 stitches).

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pull the yarn through, leaving a good amount of slack, so that the eye droops. Our next stitches will hold this part of the eye in place.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 5
    Step 5

    Insert the needle below the last exit point where you want your first eyelash to end (on Sleepy Bear, this is 2 rounds down), and exit where you want your next eyelash to begin (on Sleepy Bear, this is 1 stitch over from the first eyelash). Make sure you exit above the drooping yarn.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat Step 5 for the next eyelash.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat Step 5 for another eyelash.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat Step 5 for a final eyelash, but this time you will exit on the opposite side of the face, next to the nose, where you want your next eye to begin.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 9
    Step 9

    Like this.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 10
    Step 10

    Insert your needle where you want the back of your eye to be (on Sleepy Bear, I counted back 7 stitches) and exit on the front, down and to the left of where you began in Step 1 (on Sleepy Bear, this is down 2 rounds and over 3 stitches). Continue to repeat the steps above to create the eye and lashes for this side.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 11
    Step 11

    On your last eyelash, draw the needle through to the back of the head and exit through the same stitch that you used in Step 1.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 12
    Step 12

    I like to tie these two ends together and push them into the amigurumi to hide them.

  • How to embroider . How To Add Faces To Your Amigurumi Part 3: Sleepy Face - Step 13
    Step 13

    And there you go. Now you have a friend who is always ready for bedtime.

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Violette Lovelace
Violette Lovelace · Montclair, New Jersey, US · 19 projects
Sleepy Love it! Too cute!
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