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Easter is just around the corner! There are so many fun traditions associated with the holiday: big family get-togethers, lots of good food and, of course, Easter egg hunts. I have wonderful memories of finding those brightly colored plastic eggs tucked behind the couch or hidden in a flowerbed, and opening them up to find little sweets and treats.
This year, I thought I would make fabric versions of the classic Easter egg. I ended up with a half-dozen little guys that act as small pockets for your holiday goodies. For the fabric, I used a mixture of patterned and colored felt to imitate the look of dyed eggs. I even found some glittery felt, which is pretty much a perfect thing. It does tend to cover the workspace with sparkles, though, which is one of those problems that sort of isn’t a problem. If you use it, just be prepared to be extra dazzling for a while!
- Colorful felt
- Thread in a complementary color to the felt (you can use the same thread for all of the eggs if you want—no one will mind!)
- Basic sewing needle
- Measuring tape
- Piece of paper
- Ballpoint pen
- Straight pins
- Optional: sewing machine
- Draw a half-oval shape onto the paper, 3-inches wide by 2 1/4-inches tall, and cut it out.
- Trace the template four times onto each piece of felt, and cut all of the pieces out.
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- Cut a few feet of thread and fold it in half, then thread the needle and tie a knot.
- Begin piecing each egg together. To do this, pin two of the same colored felt pieces together with wrong sides out. Stitch around the perimeter of the pieces using a simple in-and-out motion, but leave the straight ends unstitched. You can also use a sewing machine, if you prefer.