WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- Felt: white (the amount will depend on how big you choose to print the template), black, orange & green
- Embroidery Felt
- Needle & pins
Step 1. Print out and cut the eyeball template and cut the felt pieces. You will need 2 large white circles for the eyeball, 1 coloured circle for iris, 1 black circle for pupil and 1 small white circle for the reflection.
Note: The bigger cushion is 30cm in diameter, if you wish to make it that size, you will need to print on A3 paper. Alternatively you could trace around a circular object the size of your liking.
Step 2. Pin the iris to the eyeball and stitch it with the embroidery thread. You can achieve the effect seen on the eyeball by using a contrasting thread to the iris and creating a series of long and short straight stitches.
Step 3. Using a straight stitch, secure the pupil to the iris, then secure the small white circle to the side of the pupil.
Step 4. Once completed, placed the finished front piece on top of the white circle, wrong sides together and pin.
Step 5. Blanket stitch the two pieces together, leaving approximately a 5cm opening. Stuff the eyeball until you feel it is nice and full. Continue the blanket stitch to close up the opening. Once you have stitched all around the eyeball, tie the thread off and trim it. If you would like to make eyeball cushions of different sizes, simply increase or decrease the size of the template.
Key Products: Acrylic Felt Sheet, DMC Stranded Cotton Thread, Hobby Fill, Semco Ultra Sharp Large Spring Scissors