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Project

Hen-Shaped Egg Cozies

Egg cozies shaped like hens will have brunch guests flocking to the table. Made of felt, they keep hard- and soft-cooked eggs warm. Slip them over eggs in eggcups, and position a hen at each place setting.

Introduction

The cozies can double as take-home favors for friends.

Materials

  • Egg cozy template
  • 2 pieces of felt to 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches
  • Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • Needle and contrasting thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric shears
  • Scallop shears

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Cut 2 pieces of felt to 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches. Download the egg cozy template and print out two copies.

  2. Step 2

    Stack felt pieces; lay 1 template on top.

  3. Step 3

    Trace perimeter with a disappearing-ink fabric pen. Push a needle through felt pieces to mark eyes.

  4. Step 4

    Embroider eyes with a needle and contrasting thread. Using a sewing machine, stitch through felt layers, following outline.

  5. Step 5

    Cut along dotted line of second template. Lay template on 1 side of cozy; trace head. Stitch over traced line.

  6. Step 6

    Cut out shape, just outside stitching, with fabric shears. Trim bottom with scallop shears.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April 2008

Reviews (2)

  • chilli99 17 Mar, 2009

    They look so cute! I will add them to my easter gifts!

  • DRae 11 Aug, 2008

    This would be vey cute as an addition to easter eggs at easter. Fancy them up, you can even let the young'uns help.