Simple embroidered nose

There are so many beautiful techniques for embroidering noses on your teddy bears, just do a Google search for "artist teddy" and you'll see what I mean. But most of them take quite a bit of time and effort - all stitches really need to be very precise. It's not easy with fabric toys, but almost impossible to get a nice result on crocheted toys.

When working with bumpy crochet surface, I think it's best to keep things simple. In this post I will show you how I usually embroider noses on my teddy bears, cats and bunnies - it's very quick and easy and as long as you keep your stitches straight, it's going to look great. 

Amigurumi tutorial: Embroidering teddy bear, bunny and cat nose // Kristi Tullus (

Insert the needle under the head and bring it up right at the center of the nose. Draw the yarn through, leaving a short yarn tail at the bottom.

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Go straight down, making a little vertical stitch, and bring the needle back up where the mouth starts. Draw the stitch tight.

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Insert the needle under the vertical stitch and draw the yarn through.

Amigurumi teddy bear nose

Insert the needle where the mouth ends and bring it up where the nose starts. Draw the stitch tight.

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Or you can skip the mouth part and just make a long vertical stitch.

embroider simple teddy bear nose

Start embroidering the nose. Make horizontal stitches, always inserting and bringing up the needle in the same hole, trying to keep even tension.

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Just keep stitching until the nose is big enough.

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Come back out through the opening and knot the yarn ends together under the head. Or fasten and hide the yarn tail, if you already sewed your toy together.

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If you do not see the videos properly, head over to YouTube.

Right-handed version

Left-handed version

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.

Kristi Tullus






Comment from: Christine [Visitor]

Thank you so much for your tutorials and just love your patterns!

19/05/16 @ 19:43
Comment from: Montserrat [Visitor]

Me ha parecido un tutorial y video excepcional. Muy bien explicado.Mis felicitaciones.
Te sigo especialmente ha sido para mi todo un descubrimiento.
Lo que si me gustaría es guardarlo y no perderlo, pero no se si se pude,para mi uso personal.
Un saludo y gracias

19/05/16 @ 23:41
Comment from: Margaret [Visitor]

Clear explanotion. I love these noses because they look nice and they are save for little children. For them I also embroider the eyes, because safety eyes are not save for a baby or toddler.
Thanks for this tutarial.

Have a nice day, Margaret

20/05/16 @ 10:34
Comment from: Patricia O'Sullivan [Visitor]  
Patricia O'Sullivan

Lovely patterns and very helpful tips to thank you xx

31/05/16 @ 17:46
Comment from: Thanks [Visitor]

Great tutorial. What type of string or yarn do you use?

15/09/16 @ 11:56
Comment from: beatriz [Visitor]

nice job! beatiful! thanks

27/10/16 @ 04:42
Comment from: Linda [Visitor]

Thank you for this great tip. It added to my facial pattern on a bunny I completed.

02/02/18 @ 20:11
Comment from: Michèle [Visitor]  

Enfin des explications simples et précises sans bavardage sans prétention !

16/04/18 @ 04:12