Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children

Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Fabric Egg Tutorial

At the risk of being a stereotypical Brit I am going to mention the weather. It deserves a mention as it has been truly hideous here over the past few weeks. Where we should be having more than a hint of Spring we have been enduring grey skies and freezing temperatures not to mention the odd snow flurry here and there.

It is hard to believe it is Easter next weekend and I have decided that if I can't have Spring outside right now then it will be Spring inside our home over the Easter weekend. I have been creating fabric Easter Eggs over the past few days and they are a truly lovely way to bring a splash of Spring time colour into the home just in time for Easter. So, if like me you feel in need of a colour boost, gather up your scraps of brightly coloured fabric and have a go at making these.....

 
Step one:

Choose a selection of lovely brightly coloured fabrics in a range of patterns. It doesn't matter if they clash as this will make your display of Easter eggs more interesting.

Cut out symmetrical oval shapes. The size of the oval shapes depends on the size of egg you wish to make for mine I used an oval template 12cm in length x 6cm width at the widest point in the middle.


 
 

To make one egg you will need four ovals - two each of two different patterns/colours.

 


Step one:
 
Pin two opposite ovals together with right sides facing and sew along one side of the oval leaving a 1/2cm seam. Repeat with the other two ovals.
 

Step two:

Open out the shapes and line up the open edges with the matching edges of the other two ovals you have sewn and pin together. The shapes should be lined up so that the two patterns/colours you are using alternate with each other. This stage can be tricky but it is important to ensure that the edges line up correctly so that the final egg is not an odd shape.

 
You now need to sew completely along one of the pinned edges and part way along the second leaving a gap of approx 3cm. You should now have a 3D shape see below.
 
 
 
Step three:
 
Turn your egg right side out through the hole you have left on the last seam fill the egg with toy/cushion filling and sew up the remaining gap by turning the edges inwards and using small overstitches.
 
 
 
Your cute egg is now finished. These lovely eggs take no time at all to make and look fab in a bowl as a colourful Easter decoration. They also make a fab Easter Gift - a healthy alternative to chocolate...!
 
 

 
 

 


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