Stitch up an Easter egg surprise with this fun and easy-to-follow project.
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.
TIP: Use a different color, style, or pattern of fabric for each of the four sides for a wild, stylized fabric Easter egg.
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.
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.
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.
TIP: Tear the batting fibers into smaller pieces for even filling and to avoid a lumpy egg.
Step 5: Close up the egg Hand sew the opening in the egg closed with a needle and matching thread.
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.
FACT: On The Thursday before Easter, German Christians use green eggs as a sign of mourning.