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A quick and fun Easter project, great for using up fabric scraps!
These calorie-free eggs are just a bit bigger than real eggs and a terrific way to use up those fabric scraps. They're gorgeous as a centerpiece, and fun for egg toss games!

Posted by Kim K. Published See Kim K.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place pattern piece perpendicular to the fabric selvedge, trace the pattern with disappearing ink (see photo below) and cut four pieces from desired fabric prints. You may cut multiple pieces simultaneously from the same print by folding the fabric over one or more times, cutting up to 4 pieces at once. (Tip: If you're using a scrap and don't know which way the selvedge is, test which direction the fabric is stretchiest. The fabric is stretchier going perpendicular to the selvedge, and less stretchy going parallel with the selvedge; you want the stretch going from top to bottom of the egg, not side to side, so your egg doesn't get too "fat" when you stuff it. Hopefully that makes sense.)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place pieces together for sewing. Always keeping track of which end is "up", place 2 fabric pieces, right sides together, pinning if desired. Do the same with the remaining two pieces. Transfer the two dots from the pattern to the fabric pieces on top. If using two different fabrics, make sure both pairs have one of each print and that the same print is on the top of both sets.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew a seam along the right side of one set of egg pieces, from top dot to bottom dot, backstitching at the top and bottom. Do the same with the second set of pieces.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put the two halves together. Turn one set of egg pieces right side out, and place inside the other set of egg pieces, so that right sides are together on the inside.

    Match the seams at the top and bottom and pin. (Note the purple ink marks on the lower righthand side in the photo below that indicate where I will leave a hole for stuffing)

  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 5
    Step 5

    a) Sew the two halves together. Sew around the outside edge of the egg, leaving a 1" hole on one side for turning and stuffing, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam.

    b) Trim the seam allowances, taking care not to snip into the stitches and leaving the seam allowances wide around the open hole.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn the egg right side out through the hole and it will look something like this

  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stuff the egg firmly with poly-fill or other stuffing, and close the hole with small slip stitches/ladder stitches.

  • How to make a decorative egg. Fabric Easter Eggs - Step 8
    Step 8

    Voila! You have a completed egg.

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Anne G.
Anne G. · Richmond, British Columbia, CA · 57 projects
This is the egg I am looking forward to making. The fabric you chose is inspiring me to look for a unique piece of fabric. The eggs will go with my revolutionary bunny.
Anne
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