As promised, here is how I make my little teddy bear faces. So, I have hand stitched the head pieces together and fitted a cotter pin joint for the neck. Using a bonded nylon thread I have made two stitches to create the eye sockets.
Next, pin and then stitch the ears into place. Where the ears are placed can greatly affect the overall character of the bear:
Use a very strong thread to stitch the eyes into place. I use doubled up bonded nylon thread to secure my eyes:
Using a satin stitch, sew the nose onto the bear. I sometimes draw the outline on with a fabric pen that is designed to fade after a short while so tha I can get the right shape:
Now that the nose is finished and the head is secured to the body, I like to add a little shine to the nose. My gloss of choice is my papermaking gloss by Anitas. The bluey-white tint will dry to a clear glossy finish:
All dry! Now just thread joint the arms and legs onto the body and were all done .....