February 27, 2013

Fabric Easter Eggs (Free Pattern!)

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.

  Free fabric Easter egg pattern. These are so fun!

For this project, you will need…

  • Fabric Easter Egg Pattern << free download

  • 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…

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

…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.

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

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.

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

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.

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

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.

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

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!

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

 You are finished!

Using brightly-colored trims really gives these eggs a whimsical appeal…

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

 …but they are equally delightful constructed simply with just your favorite colorful fabrics!

Fabric Easter Egg Softie Pattern and Tutorial :: PositivelySplendid.com

 

On the hunt for even more Easter ideas?

Be sure to check out my Easter project gallery, which is brimming with terrific inspiration!

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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11 Responses to Fabric Easter Eggs (Free Pattern!)

  1. Crystal February 27, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    Ok..I seriously need to learn to sew. There are too many cute and fun things to make that require sewing. Love the eggs, but my favorite is the patterned material eggs. They would go perfect in my living room! Love it!!

  2. Midsommarflicka February 27, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Oh, these are really cute!
    Luckily I just learned to sew ;)

    Love, Midsommarflicka

  3. Hani Shabbir February 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Awww these are adorable..

  4. Sue {Munchkin Munchies} February 28, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Along with your carrot garland, these eggs are darling! I can only imagine how beautiful your whole house is:)

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sue! Have a great day. :)

  5. Ana Lopes March 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Super cute! Love this idea!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    http://www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  6. Heather - Chickabug July 11, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Yay! I really love the pom-poms – so cute! : )

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