Easter is coming! And as a yearly tradition we put up an Easter tree, a vase with decorated willow or hazel branches. This year I made some decorations myself. Here are my felt and fabric Easter eggs.
- Felt in a variety of colors. I bought mine HERE.
- Fabric scraps
- Bias tape: You can buy some nice colors of bias tape HERE.
- Fiberfill to give the eggs some volume. You can buy it HERE.
- Yarn: This is very important, it will be very visible. You can use two colors for one egg if you want. One to sew on the fabric and one to go around the edge of the egg.
- Optionally some buttons. I bought these plastic buttons, these colorful wooden buttons, these wooden buttons with flower print and these blue pearl shell flower buttons.
Let’s get started!
- Print the pattern.
- Draw the shape on the felt and cut. I used the smallest egg. But choose which one you want.
Decorate the egg
- Fold over about 1 cm of the fabric and iron.
- Sew the fabric to the felt using a straight stitch.
- Sew on a button of your choice. I chose a blue pearl shell flower button
Make a loop out of bias tape
- Cut a piece of bias binding of 8 cm (~ 3 inches).
- Cut off one side of the bias tape.
- Sew along the open side.
Finish off the Easter egg
- Sew around using a decoration stitch. I did this with my sewing machine but you can also sew by hand. Here you can find some tutorials for hand sewing decorative stitches. The blanket stitch is a very nice one!
- Leave, at the top of the egg, a few cm not sewn.
- Stuff the Easter egg with fiberfill. Close up the edge while holding the loop in the right place.
- Cut out a circle with a diameter of 10 cm (4 inches).
- Sew the edge by hand using large stitches.
- Pull the thread.
- Sew on with 2 buttons on top.
The possibilities are endless!
Don’t hesitate to post one of your creations in the comment section.