Friday, May 27, 2011

Fabric Easter Egg Tutorial

These are a sweet addition to special Easter basket, and can be used year after year!
To make a Fabric Easter Egg you will need:
  A large oval to trace as your pattern
1/4 yard of fabric
Needle, thread, and hoop for embroidering (optional) 
Sewing machine and notions 
Stuffing for filling

 Step 1: Trace two ovals onto your fabric for the front and back of the egg (the pocket will be on the back of the egg). Then trace one more oval that is 1 inch longer (but not wider) than the first two. This will be for the pocket.

 Step 2: Center the traced egg that will be your front piece in your hoop and embroider. Finish all your embroidery, and then cut out all the traced eggs. 

 Step 3: You will have three pieces; a front, a back, and the pocket. Fold the pocket piece in half, iron, and then decide which side you want to show on the finished egg. That will be the front of your pocket (the right side).
 Step 4: Pin the pocket to the bottom half of the egg-front piece, right sides together.
 Step 5: Sew the pocket onto the front piece. It will look backwards.
 Step 6: Pin the egg-back piece on top of the egg-front w/pocket piece, right sides together.
 Step 7: Sew all the way around leaving a 1-2 inch opening at the bottom for turning.
 Step 8: Turn right side out through the hole in the bottom, and iron. The pocket will still look backwards and be on the front side of the egg.
 Step9: Stuff the egg with filling, then hand stitch the hole at the bottom closed.
 Step 10: Flip the pocket over the bottom of the egg so it's on the back side, this will hide your stitches inside the pocket. Slip in your special treat, and you are done!
It's so easy JP even made one with his special bug fabric.

JP's, Lulu's, PT's, and Immy's

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