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Sock Monkey Eyes - Satin Stitch?

Mary, I watched your excellent video on satin stitch & you said not to use this stitch to fill a large area. How large is too large?

I was going to satin stitch the eyes on a sock monkey I'm making. The eyes will be circles (maybe a slight oval shape), about 1/2" in diameter. I did a padded satin stitch on a monkey a few years ago and it was okay, but not great. I used #5 black pearl cotton.

If I can't satin stitch the eyes, what other stitch could I do?

It's tricky, too, because you're stitching into the stuffed head of the monkey. It's not as if the fabric can be hooped! I've always found embroidering facial details is challenging into a "softie" head and use button eyes when the sock monkey is going to someone older, but for young children, I don't like to use buttons or anything detachable. Any other suggestions for embroidering into a soft, stuffed surface?

Many thanks!
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Re: Sock Monkey Eyes - Satin Stitch?

Laurie, I've embroidered eyes on dolls before by doing
what shows in this YouTube video (link below), you may want to fast forward it about 2 minutes to the part about embroidering the eyes. Like in the video, I too use stranded embroidery floss
Hope it helps!
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Re: Sock Monkey Eyes - Satin Stitch?

Thanks so much for the link. The eyes she made were smaller than what I had planned on this sock monkey, but I think I may just satin stitch the pupils and backstitch an outline for the rest of the eyeball. I will use floss this time; it may lie flatter than the #5 perle cotton.

Thanks again!
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