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.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2008
Cut 2 pieces of felt to 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches. Download the egg cozy template and print out two copies.
Stack felt pieces; lay 1 template on top.
Trace perimeter with a disappearing-ink fabric pen. Push a needle through felt pieces to mark eyes.
Embroider eyes with a needle and contrasting thread. Using a sewing machine, stitch through felt layers, following outline.
Cut along dotted line of second template. Lay template on 1 side of cozy; trace head. Stitch over traced line.
Cut out shape, just outside stitching, with fabric shears. Trim bottom with scallop shears.
Egg cozy template
2 pieces of felt to 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches
Disappearing-ink fabric pen
Needle and contrasting thread
The cozies can double as take-home favors for friends.