Embroidering Eyes with a French or Colonial Knot

By: Jenny Maj from
Embroidering Eyes with a French or Colonial Knot
Embroidering Eyes with a French or Colonial Knot

"Embroidered eyes are a safe alternative to plastic safety eyes, which are considered a choking hazard. Eyes made with a French or colonial knot can be added to plush toys before or after turning and stuffing. This step-by-step video tutorial will teach you how to make eyes that are safe for babies and small children using both a colonial and a French knot. This is a handy skill for making lovey blankets, dolls, and amigurumi."

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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Super nice video tutorial on how to embroider eyes for childrens soft toys using two different stitches. I have always used a French knot for eyes however this tutorial also shows how to do the colonial knot. I will give the colonial knot a try on my next project. Embroidered eyes are best for very young childrens toys.


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