How to Make a Fabric Easter Egg

Stitch up an Easter egg surprise with this fun and easy-to-follow project.


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You Will Need

  • Egg template
  • Printed linen fabric
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Batting
  • Pencil or knitting needle
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot glue gun
  • Trim
  • Easter basket
  • Assorted fabrics (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Trace and cut fabric

    Use a template to draw an egg-shaped oval on the back of fabric with a pen. Repeat this shape 4 more times and then cut them out of the fabric with your scissors.

  2. Use a different color, style, or pattern of fabric for each of the four sides for a wild, stylized fabric Easter egg.

  3. Step 2

    Sew two sides together

    With the external sides of the fabric facing each other, use your sewing machine to sew 2 sides of 2 pieces together, about a quarter of an inch from the edge.

  4. Step 3

    Repeat with the other sides

    Repeat the same process with the other two sides and then sew the two halves together, external sides facing. Leave a 1-inch-hole at the top to turn the right sides out.

  5. Step 4

    Stuff with batting

    Stuff the egg with cotton or polyester batting using a pencil or a knitting needle. Work the batting around to make the egg as smooth as possible.

  6. Tear the batting fibers into smaller pieces for even filling and to avoid a lumpy egg.

  7. Step 5

    Close up the egg

    Hand sew the opening in the egg closed with a needle and matching thread.

  8. Step 6

    Stitch or glue on trim

    Stitch or glue decorative trim onto the egg with either a hot glue gun or a needle and thread to finish up your first fabric egg. Then make some more, and load your eggs into an Easter basket for a long-lasting decoration.

  9. On The Thursday before Easter, German Christians use green eggs as a sign of mourning.