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hand-embroidered plush eyes tutorial by Essorille hand-embroidered plush eyes tutorial by Essorille
If you have any questions - please, let me know.
I hope you will find this useful.

And... yes, I've made a lot of lapses. Sorry. And for my english too. >_<
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FluffyGerbil Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Student General Artist
This is just wonderful
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kombatbunni Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2016  New Deviant Professional General Artist
beautiful! Just what I needed to complete my mega sized pony :) thankyou!
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Jinxywinks Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  New Deviant
I love the colours of the eye Heart 
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79089alt Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2015
Can this be done with a sewing machine?
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Essorille Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't think so.
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79089alt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
Ok. :(
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inside-our-mind Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of stitch would you suggest? Do you have any suggestions for a beginner like myself?
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Essorille Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
classic satin ctitch. There are some instructions in comments below.
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Floppynagoshious Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Thank you!Clap 
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Solar-Sceptile Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the tutorial, I want to make Pokemon/ect plushies in the future and this will help me alot :) 
nice plushies too! :D

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Essorille Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck! 
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YTolun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi! I gave your tutorial a shot but I  could  be able to transfer the eye pattern to the fabric(felt and fleece, tried on both) with carbon paper. Am I doing something wrong?
And you can see my first attempt here: ytolun.deviantart.com/art/Gigi…
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Essorille Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All kinds of fleece are too soft for this, and may be you used soft type of felt too. Or may be you did small pressing while pass round the eye.

As for your first attempt...
I think you should'n change iris line direction do rapidly. 
And color areas should overlay a bit.
And may be you should make outer sewing more firm
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YTolun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your reply. I will follow your advice on my next attempt. But I also want to ask you, could I use this method to sew directly on the face of my pattern? Would it cause any sort of trouble?
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Essorille Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
if you can transfer the eye pattern directly to the fabric - yep, why not? but if you use soft or piled fabric -  transferring is rather difficult.
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YTolun Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have looked up for ways to transfer, there is a product called water-solvable paper. You simply draw on the transparent water-solvable paper and stabilize the paper onto your fabric with hoop. When you're done stitching, wash the fabric and paper disappears! 

Sounds perfect for people like me who can't draw with hand :) (Smile) I just hope hoop doesn't leave a mark on my plushie.
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Essorille Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yep that sounds good
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Happycraftsman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So thats how they do it
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DreamInSymmetry Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Very beautiful. Thanks very much for this tutorial
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's helped me out so much (^ω^)...i never thought of embroider of felt then put I the plushie (≧▽≦) .......when ever I put fleece in a embroidery hoop it gets the ring of death.....does that not happen with minky fabric??????
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Essorille Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Minky is more strong then fleece. But you should try YOUR hoop and YOUR pressure on on some expendable piece before. 
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool thank u ^^ ....just one more thing when ur filling large space's is it small satin stitch ... or some other stitch if so pls could ya tell me so i can look up on how to do it ...and how many strands out 6  u out of the thread use and is it a very small needle i need to use ?....i still learning how to do embroidery lol =^.^=
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Essorille Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
 *sigh*
All this things were discussed MANY TIMES in in comments below .

Embroidery thread contain six strand, you should use one strand.
It is better to use sharp needle for e
mbroidery. For example - №28  
Satin stitch: Untitled-1 by Essorille


And before asked: as usual I use DMC Satin ( www.dmc-usa.com/Products/Needl… ) and cotton DMC ( www.dmc-usa.com/Products/Needl… )
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou for ur patients ⌒.⌒ unfortunately my phone glitches' I didn't see all the comments u helped loads
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Essorille Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
594 by Essorille  
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey I don't if its any help to u but they are dmc satin threads on eBay (^ω^)
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Essorille Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, but I get it in offline store.
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willowthepixie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks ^^ ur work is awesome keep up with the good work =^.^=
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Freeasacloud Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So useful! been looking for this :love: 
And silly question, just to be sure, you stitched the inside (etc) by hand? If so thats pretty wauw :D
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Essorille Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Everything in this tutorial was stiched by hand. 
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you for this very helpful guide. i'm very interested in trying hand embroidery and like seeing how others do it. :3 you are very kind!
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Essorille Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you are welcome :)
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Pwyllo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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Shellnelvs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!~ 
I didn't have anything but some felt and embroidery thread + needle today, so I gave this a shot.. my first attempt came out a bit awkward xD.. That and I got cocky thinking I could do it without a hoop ><;;

I have one question that is nagging in my conscious.. How do you make identical eyes? Is there a special trick or is it an acquired skill you get from practice?

i.imgur.com/JJWPv2J.jpg
((Oh god my terrible attempt ><))
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Essorille Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. 
I think  that your attempt is really good for first. 

No there are no thick. You should only sewing carefully.
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motomori Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
how do you secure the eyelashes too the plushy without showing the white band around it?
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Essorille Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
7603813 by Essorille  
the same as other eye parts
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motomori Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
thank you
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Scarecrow31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is relevant to my interests. I want to try making a plush eventually. Thanks for the post!
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wolfgal04 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING holy crap :squee: 
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Essorille Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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Freya-24 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how many threads do you use at once?
I was told I have to use three threads at once..
but it doesn't look right O_o
there are still gaps between them, because I can't pull too much and I can't sew too loose either.
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Essorille Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
one thread.
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Freya-24 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
alright thank you very much X3
it's a real help and the explanations are good too^^
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butterflyheart92 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is simply perfect and very helpful
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Madness-Made-Fresh Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This was pretty helpful.
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