For Easter, which is coming so quickly, I thought I would share a little tutorial on these sweet felt and fabric eggs that I made to decorate my home.
*felt in your choice of spring colors
*card stock scrap for template
*pretty spring fabric
*embroidery needle and floss
Let's get started!
Draw two egg templates on a scrap of card stock, one large and one a little smaller. You can make them whatever size you would like! :)
Then, with your pretty choice of felt, cut out two eggs of each color using the large template.
Next, choose some pretty fabric to go with each color. Using the smaller template cut out the fabric and place it on top of the felt.
Pin the fabric carefully onto the felt egg, and complete a running stitching around the fabric. Tie off in the back. Continue with each egg you made.
They should start to look like this when your are finished!
Now it is time to sew the egg together! Choose a color of embroidery floss that matches your egg, and thread your needle with a knot at the end.
You are going to complete a blanket stitch around the edge of the two pieces. Here is a link from Stitch School on how to complete a blanket stitch, if you have never done it before.
Take your thread, and enter it from the top of the blank felt egg.
Your knot should be on top. Now place the fabric egg on top of this.
Holding the two pieces together, start your blanket stitch.
Complete the blanket stitch all the way around, until you get to about an inch of the beginning of your stitch.
Take some of your stuffing, and stuff the egg.
Stuff it until it is nice a plump! ;)
Now you are going to finish stitching!
This is what your sweet egg should look like when you are done!
Flip the egg over, and put a knot in the thread. Enter the needle between the small opening of the two pieces.
Pull the needle up through the back of the egg.
Pull the thread tight and snip it with your scissors, so the thread disappears.
Here is your finished egg!! Not to bad, right?
Continue with all your eggs, and you should have yourself a most lovely group of Easter eggs to decorate your home!!
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and are having a wonderful week!! Have fun!!