I used to color doll faces with permanent markers, but later decided that an embroidered face looks more professional and is still safe for kids, maybe more so. Machine embroidered faces look really “sharp”. They are vivid because the thread is shiny. 40 weight Sulky thread is strong and really does the job.
In order to design an embroidered doll face for you, I figured you would want to see samples. There are embroidery designs of doll faces for sale on the Internet, but a custom face is so unique, you will be able to say that the doll face I design for you isn’t anywhere else, for sale or otherwise.
I can design and do the artwork for either embroidered doll faces or embroidered animal faces. As you can see above, the embroidered birds face worked out OK and a birds beak is thin. Since the emboidered bird’s face worked OK for machine embroidery, just about any embroidered animal’s face would work OK too.