How to Create Animal Eyes
One of my most asked questions is: "How do you make animal eyes?" Animal eyes can seem intimidating, but they're actually easier than they look and so fun to make! My method of creating eyes involves what I call a "SAS tracing." A SAS tracing allows you to have total control over the shape you are trying to create while keeping your fabric and fusible attached. I also occasionally add shading using Derwent Inktense pencils to add additional depth and interest.
Watch this brief video tutorial below to see exactly how I create my animal eyes!
In this video, I used the frog from my Wee Green Beasties pattern to demonstrate on. You can find the pattern HERE
I also used my favorite Karen Kay Buckley scissors, Heidi Proffetty tweezers, Lite Steam a Seam 2, a Clover wand iron, Derwent Inktense pencils, and a pin to score the backs of my fabric.
Additionally, if you prefer to have a physical book, you can find step my step instructions with photography in my book, Take Flight.
Below are more examples of animals with eyes made with my technique!