Wanting to craft some Easter eggs that will stand the test of time? Stitch together a few of these sweet fabric Easter egg softies! This is the perfect Easter craft to use for Easter decorations, but these eggs would be darling tucked inside Easter baskets, too. And by using any combination of fabrics and trims, these are Easter eggs that are sure to stand out from the crowd! Read on for the tutorial.
For this project, you will need…
- Fabric in assorted colors and patterns
- Assorted trims for embellishing: rick-rack, pom-poms, etc.
- Coordinating thread
- Washable ink marker
- Fiber fill
- Basic sewing supplies: shears, pins, machine, etc.
To start, print and cut out the Fabric Easter Egg Pattern. The standard pattern will make an egg that is 7 inches tall, but to make eggs of various sizes, you can easily scale the pattern up or down with a photocopier. You can refer to the chart on the pattern for scaling percentages and resulting egg sizes.
Use the pattern to cut out your fabric pieces: 4 for each egg. You can either cut each piece from the same fabric, or mix and match for a patchwork effect. The choice is up to you!
If you wish to add rick-rack and pom-pom trim to your egg, do so before stitching each side of the egg together. (If you are making eggs without any embellishments, skip down to the basic assembly instructions.) To do so, use a washable ink marker to make placement marks at the same points on each of the four pieces…
…and then use these marks to guide you as you pin your trim into place. (This will ensure the trim on each of the four sides will line up nicely in the next step.) Use a zig-zag stitch to affix the trim to each piece.
To assemble the egg, place two of the pieces together, right sides facing, aligning all raw edges; pin. Stitch along the right side using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat with the remaining two pieces.
When both sides are complete, line them up along the entire perimeter of their raw edges, making sure the center seams are precisely aligned. Pin together, as shown.
Stitch around the entire perimeter of the pinned pieces with a 1/4″ seam allowance, making sure to leave about 1.5″ inches open between the beginning and end of your stitching. Using a chopstick or turning tool, turn the piece right side out.
Stuff the egg with a generous amount of fiber fill, and then stitch the opening closed by hand. Be sure to check out my ladder stitch tutorial for all the details for how to stitch openings closed in a snap!
You are finished!
Using brightly-colored trims really gives these eggs a whimsical appeal…
…but they are equally delightful constructed simply with just your favorite colorful fabrics!
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