The little details on a project are often what makes it stand out, and brings life to it. The picture above shows what a few simple stitches can do to bring out the eyes on a cut n sew doll by Stacy Iest Hsu via Spoonflower. The eyelash on the left is more pronounced and calls your attention to that part of the doll face. To learn how to embroider your own doll eyelashes, read on!
Step 1: Back stitch to the top of the eyelash and then insert your needle at the eyelash base.
Step 2: Insert the needle at the top of the eyelash, but don't pull the loop of thread all the way through to complete the stitch. Leave a little loop above the fabric as seen below.
Step 3: Insert needle up within the printed eyelash line where you would like the eyelash to curve. I like to use Stacy Iest Hsu' print as a guide for the curve.
Step 4: Insert the needle down in the same spot where you just inserted the needle up, ensuring that it goes over the loop of thread from step 2. Pull gently until the loop of thread is is pulled into place, you may have to work the thread a little to achieve.
Step 5: Back stitch over to the top of the next eyelash and repeat!
Tips on thread: I like to use DMC embroidery thread. I generally use one to two strands depending on how much focus I use on the hair (the example in the pictures uses two strands). I have however seen six strands used on the Stacy Iest Hsu dolls and it looked amazing! Decisions like choosing how many strands of thread to use can be challenging, but these little decisions are what will make your creation unique!