How do you choose which type of eyes to put on a soft toy that you have made?
Buttons? Googly eyes? Thread? Felt?
And when you have decided what type, how do you decide what colour? Or whether to give the toy eyelashes (or use googly eyes which have lashes on them?
I'm curious about how you do this because I just made a dino and at the moment he is eye-less because I just don't know what type of eyes to give him that will suit him.
this is going to sound uber crazy but match the eyes to the type of personalitly that youd want the toy to have, like if you were making a turtel that was shy hed most likely have big eyes and so on. this is how i draw my charects for stories that i write and it works really well for me, although drawing and sewing are not really the same they still have some of the same key concepts. so i hope this helps (")v
I tried giving a sock penguin googly eyes but he looked so creepy I feel bad now
I want the dino to be happy, I suppose a smiley face helps with that. I don't want to put eyes on him then see that they look really wrong again.
you could try big felt eyess
I usually make eyes like the ones I drew on my avatar -
(big circle, two little circles on opposite sides)
OR, if I want a sadder or mellow-er look, I do the same thing using one small circle as the pupil.
I just make them out of felt and sew or glue them on
Sometimes it depends on who you're making the stuffed animal for. If it's for a child, it's best to embroider eyes on or sew on felt eyes, as buttons and plastic eyes can be a choking hazard.
If you want the eyes to be flat on the fabric but have dimension and shine, you could draw/paint them on with fabric paint.
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