Saturday, April 4, 2009

Felt Easter Egg Tutorial

These felts eggs are easy to make and I'm pretty sure they are fun to play with.

You'll need:

  • craft felt (a 12" x 9" square will yield 6 eggs and cost about 25 cents at the local big box store)

  • polyfill for the stuffing

  • embroidery thread and an embroidery needle

  • three straight pins

  • sewing scissors

  • an egg template

For the template just trace an egg and then add 1/4" all the way around. You can also get find a free template here but you will need to reduce it to 75% the original size to get an egg that will fit in an egg case.

  • Cut out the egg shapes using the template. I fold the felt in half, pin the template to the felt and then cut two egg shapes at once. Two pieces will make one egg.

  • Whipstitch the two pieces together using the embroidery thread. I find that about a 30" length of embroidery thread is just about right length for me.

  • Leave about a 1" gap on the bottom of the egg for turning it inside out.

  • Turn the egg inside out.

  • Stick your finger in the egg and push out the seam all the way around.

  • Stuff with the polyfill nice and tight.

    Now whipstitch the bottom of the egg closed. Have fun!

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