I searched the forum on this topic, but I couldn't find answers that gave me what I was looking for. I found that with the other threads, the person already had some knowledge, but needed some clarification. So, whoever chooses to help me with this, PLEASE speak to me like I'm a complete idiot so I can understand. LOL
My first question is involving eyes. I bought some safety eyes for a stuffed animal, but I have NO CLUE how I would use these eyes. They have a thick plastic post on them and I don't understand how I will be able to get them into such tight stitches. Do I have the wrong kinds of eyes? Is there something that I'm missing? It seems that all crochet patterns call for safety eyes. I did a internet search to see if there were other kinds of safety eyes and I only got pictures of the ones I already have. Also, if there is a different kind, could someone please tell me where to find them?
My second question is regarding embroidering the faces onto the stuffed animals. I don't know anything about embroidering. It seems that the patterns instruct you to sew the pieces together and then embroider the face. This leaves me with the dilema of the yarn tail. What do you do with that? What I've done is to leave the tail on the outside and sew over it. When I do this though, it makes the eye bulkier that I want it. Also, that method won't work if I want to sew the mouths with the straight lines. So, is it possible to embroider after it's sewn together or should I always do that before?
I'm sorry if these questions seem stupid, but I need help! Thanks in advance to those who can help.