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Project

Fabric Easter Eggs

Fun fabric Easter eggs are simple to make with this how-to from in-house crafter Hosanna Houser.

Introduction

Resources

All tools and materials available at most fabric and sewing-supply stores.

Materials

  • Fabric egg template
  • Light-colored card stock
  • Printed cotton fabric
  • 28-millimeter rotary cutter
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing pins
  • Scissors
  • Polyester batting
  • Chopstick
  • Hand-sewing needle

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download template and scale to desired size. Print on card stock and cut out.

  2. Step 2

    Pre-wash fabric. Fold fabric to make four layers.

  3. Step 3

    Place template on folded fabric, aligning the length of the pattern with the stretch of the fabric. Place a weight (such as a coffee mug) on top of the pattern to keep it in place. Cut around the pattern, through all four layers, with a 28-millimeter rotary cutter.

  4. Step 4

    Place two pieces together, right sides facing. Sew a 1/4-inch seam along one side. Repeat with second pair.

  5. Step 5

    Match the seams at the top and bottom of the two sewn halves, and pin. Sew the two halves together, leaving about a 1-inch hole for turning.

  6. Step 6

    Snip into the seam allowance of each curve, about every 1/4 inch, being careful not to cut into the seam.

  7. Step 7

    Turn the egg right-side out. Stuff with polyester batting, using a chopstick to place the batting and fill out the egg.

  8. Step 8

    Hand-sew the opening closed.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, March 2010