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Sewing Toys: Suggestions for Making Your Stuffed Animal Eyes

Sewing TutorialsDiana Cison

7 suggestions for making your stuffed animal eyes

The eyes for your stuffed animal can be made with a variety of craft materials.  You can get creative and make your soft toy uniquely yours!  Here are some suggestions.

Plastic animal eyes

Plastic animal eyes come in a variety of sizes and colors and shank back and plastic washer for attaching. Google "plastic animal eyes" and you'll find a variety of online stores that sell them.  Most fabric and craft stores sell them as well but I find the variety in an actual store to be limited in colors and sizes.

Button eyes for stuffed animals

Buttons come in so many sizes, shapes and colors.  You can sew on your favorite pair of buttons to make your animal eyes.

Plastic google eyes

Plastic google eyes also come in a variety of sizes and colors.  Use hot glue to glue these on to your plushie.

Plastic jewels

You can use plastic jewels for your animal eyes.  They are also available in a huge variety of colors and shapes so you can get creative!  Use a hot glue gun to glue the jewels on.

Felt fabric

Felt fabric is easy to find and can be cut into the shape you want to make your animal eyes.  Use can use craft glue or a hot glue gun to glue the felt eyes to your plushie or stitch it on along the edges.


Pompoms come in a variety of sizes and colors.  Hot glue two pompoms to the stuffed animals face and then glue mini black pompoms or mini plastic eyes to make the pupils.

Embroidered eyes

Use black embroidery floss or crotchet thread to embroider your animal eyes.  Create a round eye or use a backstitch to create a sleeping eye.