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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.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2008


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


  • 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


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

  2. Stack felt pieces; lay 1 template on top.

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

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

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

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

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