Friday, March 6, 2009

Easter is in the air

Fabric Easter egg tutorial by Retro Mama


I had one of those moments in Target the other day while walking (well running, actually, as I had a screaming toddler in my cart) by an endcap, and instinctively, reflexively even, bent down and grabbed this fantastic cake platter as we sped past. The first thing that popped into my head to describe it was "Barnyard Chic" -- check out the chicken wire detail on the foot! Completely fantastic --

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


Driving home, this strange urge to make Easter eggs came over me. Strange in that I don't usually get this kind of inspiration until either, a) after the holiday has passed, or b) it's so close to the holiday that there isn't enough time to complete the project. In any case, not only did I finish the eggs in time, but I've come up with a little tutorial (my first!) far enough in advance for anyone else who wants to make fabric Easter eggs, too. These are just a bit bigger than real eggs and a terrific way to use up those fabric scraps! Please be sure to tell me if you have any trouble printing the pattern (it should be 2-1/8"W by 4-1/4"h) or if any of the instructions are confusing so I can fix them!

Fabric Easter Egg Tutorial

Materials:

10"w x 5"h Quilting cotton, linen or other non-stretchy woven fabric in one or more prints
Thread
Fiberfill, Nature-fill or other similar polyester or natural stuffing
Disappearing Ink Pen
Scissors
Pins
Hand sewing needle
Pattern (I recommend printing it on card stock for easy tracing)

Seam allowances are 1/4"

1. Cut out the pieces. Place pattern piece perpendicular to the fabric selvedge, trace the pattern with disappearing ink (see photo below) and cut four pieces from desired fabric prints. You may cut multiple pieces simultaneously from the same print by folding the fabric over one or more times, cutting up to 4 pieces at once. (Tip: If you're using a scrap and don't know which way the selvedge is, test which direction the fabric is stretchiest. The fabric is stretchier going perpendicular to the selvedge, and less stretchy going parallel with the selvedge; you want the stretch going from top to bottom of the egg, not side to side, so your egg doesn't get too "fat" when you stuff it. Hopefully that makes sense.)

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


2. Place pieces together for sewing. Always keeping track of which end is "up", place 2 fabric pieces, right sides together, pinning if desired. Do the same with the remaining two pieces. Transfer the two dots from the pattern to the fabric pieces on top. If using two different fabrics, make sure both pairs have one of each print and that the same print is on the top of both sets.

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


3. Sew a seam along the right side of one set of egg pieces, from top dot to bottom dot, backstitching at the top and bottom. Do the same with the second set of pieces.

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


4. Put the two halves together. Turn one set of egg pieces right side out, and place inside the other set of egg pieces, so that right sides are together on the inside.

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


Match the seams at the top and bottom and pin. (Note the purple ink marks on the lower righthand side in the photo below that indicate where I will leave a hole for stuffing)

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


5. Sew the two halves together. Sew around the outside edge of the egg, leaving a 1" hole on one side for turning and stuffing, backstitching at the beginning and end of the seam.

6. Trim the seam allowances, taking care not to snip into the stitches and leaving the seam allowances wide around the open hole.

7. Turn the egg right side out through the hole and it will look something like this

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


8. Stuff the egg firmly with poly-fill or other stuffing, and close the hole with small slip stitches/ladder stitches.

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


9. Voila! You have a completed egg.

Retro Mama: fabric Easter egg tutorial


10. Now make bunches and bunches of these and post your photos in my new flickr group dedicated to projects made with my patterns!

Fabric Easter egg tutorial by Retro Mama


I hope you have as much fun making these as I did!

Have a fun and happy (and warm, if you're lucky) weekend!
Kim

edited 2/2/11 to add updated link to pattern

237 comments:

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Erna said...

wow great tutorial! and even better...lots of time to make them! thank you so much!

Tee said...

Just found your blog via Sew Mama Sew, love your fabric stash - actually I'm envious of your stash, love your custom tags for your creations and think your Easter egg tutorial is too fun. I'm off to escape this northern weather but when I return I'll give the eggs a go and post to your flickr group... thanks!

Christine said...

Great Easter Egg turtorial. I'm going to have to make some. Thanks for sharing your talents.

von Hand zu Hand said...

thanks for the tutorial.
i love the eggs. and above all your photos.

i set a link to your tutorial at my blog.
i hope you'll agree. if not, please leave a short comment.

thanks, doro.

Bloom said...

How fun! Thank you so much for the tutorial. You are very kind to share! If I get myself organised enough to make some, I will let you know!

Doris said...

adorable! great idea and colors! greetings from Poland

Shiree said...

Hi, these look absolutely wonderful, I am going to have to try these out! and soon!
Thank you so much, Shiree

BUSIR said...

Greay idea!I've lots of material from my patchwork .my daughter (Artscrapandmore's blog) has send me your tutorial as she does'nt sew she probably would like me to make these eggs?Thanks from France.Y.S

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh this is FANTASTIC! I have got to make some, and link to this a well!

onegoldensun said...

What a wonderul project, thank you for sharing! I can't wait to make some of these!

Snado said...

Thank you! I love these little eggs. What kind of filler do you use. Yours look so lovely and smooth. I'm using Poly-fill and my eggs look really lumpy.

Kim said...

Thanks so much everyone!

I used Soft n' Crafty fiberfill from JoAnn fabrics for these eggs. I do have a couple of hints for stuffing the eggs smoothly: first is to only use small tufts of fiberfill, and the second is to fill in the outside part of the egg first (especially along the seams), leaving the middle hollow, before stuffing the middle. Also, a chopstick can be really helpful! Good luck!

von kleinen dingen said...

How cute are those eggs!! I have to make some, too! Thanks for sharing...!

Carson.J.Designs said...

yay!! i have been itching to make these, thanks for the tutorial!!

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

Oh! This is wonderful! It's so nice to meet you.

Warm wishes,
The 6 O'Clock Stitch

do it yourselfer said...

i am so making these! they are absolutely adorable! thank you for posting the tutorial!

Kimara@weefolkart.com said...

Beautiful. The colors you used are wow inspiring. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Melissa said...

I love these! You are so creative!! They would love adorable in my wire chicken basket.

Phiphi said...

Those are the most pretty easter eggs I've ever seen...:) very nice idea and great Tute..

Tania. said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I cant wait to try it.

Pam said...

So cute! What a great way to use up fabric scraps!

Celia said...

Thanks so much for this easy and cute tutorial!

Veronica TM said...

great tutorial! thank you for posting it!

Victoria said...

I saw your eggs featured yesterday on the Free People blog and thought they were fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing!

sweetfunkyvintage said...

Those eggs are so darned cute, I have to make a dozen myself!
Thanks for sharing!
missy

Kim - said...

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Please email me for your featured button that all featured bloggers receive.
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Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I just came from TCB and love this - I especially love that you gave us enough time to do something about it!

Jill said...

Yay, I found you on TCB and you are my new favorite blog mama! Love, love everything...all the Cuuuute fabric and the collanders And the pears!!! Yay :)

Donna said...

OMG, those are so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial. BTW, I found you via TCB.

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Discovered your blog through Today's Creative Blog. I so wish I had your sewing skills! You are amazingly creative!

Ramona said...

Cute~ola! Thanks for sharing!

Smiles ~ Ramona

juliecache said...

I'm new to your blog and love the egg idea. It looks fun and the printer just spit out the pattern. thanks

The Thrifty Trendsetter said...

Just found you via Today's Creative Blog, and I just wanted to tell you how much I love your items! They are so beautiful, and you are so talented! I will definitely be following you now that I have found you!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

These are so cute! I love them...thanks for the tutorial and pattern. You Rock!

MyLady B. said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to dig into my pile of scraps and make these little goodies.

Mel said...

Love it!!! I'm going to post about the great tutorial on my blog. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

*katie* said...

So cute! I'm pretty well sewing inept, but I will definitely give this a try. Thanks for the tutorial!!

Emily S. said...

I also found you via TCB--- ADORE this!!

If you get bored (yeah, haha!) and feel like looking on your selveges, could you tell me what brand that measuring tape fabric is? And the aqua with white polka dots?

I can't wait to try your tutorial!

Kristie said...

will you tell me where you found your great fabric?? Thanks,
kristie snuggles2901@yahoo.com

Kim said...

All of the prints I used are Moda fabrics are by American Jane (Sandy Klop), from her Building Blocks and Peas and Carrots lines. They're out of print, unfortunately, though I sometimes have found some on Ebay or etsy. You might try her newer Wee Play or Recess lines for a similar look!

Pink & Green Mama said...

These are adorable. I'm not sure if I have the patience to make them this year but I sure do want to sometime soon!!

Gayle said...

Came over from TCB and I'm so glad I did! Love the red crewel piece you did. I do needle punch and that kind of design would adapt beautifully to it. Thanks for sharing.

Crysto said...

oooh, I really want to make some eggs... LOVE the cake stand!!!

Pixeltrash said...

I just saw a write up about your tutorial on My Creative Blog, so I had to come see. Love the egg tutorial! I want to make your pears though. Any patterns for those?

Tami

Kelly said...

These eggs are so much fun! I think I will try to whip up a dozen this Spring Break - and they say the college kids have all the fun! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Lene said...

cute eggs and great tutorial.

i just got home from Target today with the 3-tier basket that matches your cake stand.

Janele said...

I just found your blog, and think the easter eggs and pears are great! I am teaching my daughter how to sew and she is always looking for projects for 4-H, so I know she will have fun with these.

Caroline said...

This is a very interesting idea, way more colorful than regular Easter eggs.

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

thanks for sharing this - its great!

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

How fun! I am gonna take stock of my fabric scraps and see what I can come up with. Thanks.

Kindred Crafters said...

Hi there - love this idea -just cut out pieces for 20 eggs .. ambitious but my fingers have been itching to stitch. I'll be sure and post to your flickr group once they're done.

- Donna

Tania said...

It's kismet! The cakestand I covet (but I get grumpy going to large shopping centres) and the fabric I purchased from the (treasure) scraps bin at Amitie on Friday. I used mine to make a chicken!

Holly said...

Oh MERCY! You're FABULOUS! Found you on TCB... I think I may be addicted to your pictures... they are beautiful!

Amanda said...

I love the cake stand! I, too, saw it at Target. I didn't notice the chicken wire detail when I was in the store. I may have to go back to the store and buy one!

The fabric Easter eggs are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!

henzy said...

these are so fabulously creative.

casserole said...

How cool are these?!? I want to make a whole basket full! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a…ic-easter-eggstutorial-sew-a-basket-of-fabric-easter-eggs/2009/03/23/

sarahbellum said...

thsnks for sharing your tutorial! the eggs will be perfect additions to our easter baskets this year.

Stefanie said...

So cute! I am definitely going to make some this year. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Larissa said...

this. is. fantastic.
Thanks so much! found you via Meet Me at Mike's!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I found you through "Today's Creative Blog." great project! love your photos--here on this post and scolling down through your previous posts.

Millie said...

I just found your blog through the Gallery and I love it. The Easter Eggs will be something I definitely are going to make to match my latest Easter Egg quilt. Thank you for the tutorial.

Abbys Attick said...

Thank you...I had the same desire to bukid a ceative egg and you took care of the having to come up with the ideaer! Love your stuff...I also had to go and pick up the adorable cake platter...Thanks for all your great tips!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Those are awesome! Thanks for sharing, I've been looking for some eggs to make.
~Liz

Marie-Noëlle said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial
I love these adorable easter eggs

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow. Amazing. Fabulous. Bravo.

Heather said...

*Love*love*love* these ... I'm making them today!!

Jerusalem said...

those are amazing - will have to give those a go soon! maybe I can do something similar with paper?? So colorful and lovely!

Ginger said...

What a great tutorial! Well done.
linking you Sat.
Thank you so much for showing us these wonderful eggs !
hugs

Colleen MacDonald said...

HOORAY!! I made some of these; it was so much fun. I blogged about them this morning. Thanks for a great tutorial!

TC said...

Good use for charm squares! Two 5" squares will make one egg.

another amy said...

adorable! I love the eggs in the American Jane fabric!

Kara said...

Thanks for this wonderful tutorial! I hope I can get my eggs to look as wonderful as yours!

tsktsk said...

i'm sitting here in Australia sewing away now.

thank you for such a wonderful project and for kindly sharing it.


they are truly beautiful.

andreacreates said...

Such a cute pattern,I ca't wait to try it:)

Melissa said...

These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.

Jo said...

I just wanted to say that you've put together a wonderfully clear tutorial - enough so that a complete hand-sewing novice like me attempted it immediately. To be honest, my egg is a bit pear-shaped, but that's down to my sewing skills. I had fun though! And that's what counts.

irisine said...

Thank you for the pattern and the tutorial! I love those easter eggs and it was really fun to make them.

Gigi said...

omgosh...thank you!!!!!!!
i love your tutorial

Millie said...

Thank you Retro Mama for the tutorial and pattern. I made some of your eggs and posted a link back to your blog. Thanks again! I love the eggs.

Santa's Helper said...

These are so adorable, and what a lovely tutorial! I just acquired some fabulous fabric sample books from a design store in town, and these are perfect for all those delightful swatches!
(By the way, the two design stores in town told me that they couldn't give the books away, and were just going to throw them away, so they were mine for the asking.)

Katie said...

Awesome tutorial. Easy to follow, and turned out so cute! Just posted with a link.

Alex said...

I have to let you in on my crazy brain.. I have been dreaming of these cute eggs since i came across them.. I love the fabric (who is it by? line name?) and I had been eyeing that same stand at my favorite place..TARGET! It was meant to be.. I literally dreamt of making the eggs 2 nights in a row.. Today before the rooster was up I was trying it out. I didnt print the pattern, tried to make my own and apparently my stiching worse that I thought.. they came out a bit lumpy.. so I will keep trying.. I must.. I have time.. thanks for this great idea.. Its stuck in my brain like a song. i even posted on my blog and my friend did on hers.. I am sure you can tell you have started a small movement with fabric eggs.. Thank you!
Alex

sbramlage said...

Your eggs are wonderful. I will try these using your instructions. They would look great in a bowl.

lucky bear said...

Wow - these are gorgeous! And I love all the other stuff on your blog. Thanks for posting the tutorial - I was looking for an Easter project but couldn't face the thought of blowing tons of eggs!

Will try these today.

Donna said...

These are great and very cute.

I am like you, always making stuff for a holiday that has passed. A day late and a dollar short!

tivogirl said...

where did you get the tapemeasure fabric?

artycrafty said...

Thank you so much for this. I'll get onto it as soon as I find that spare material.... ;)

Angie said...

Super cute! I plan to make some...maybe not in time for this Easter, but definitely for next year! Thanks so much!

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

I just found your blog through the fiskateers message board. I love it!

urban paisley said...

Found your blog via whip up.
I've been looking to make eggs like these for ages. Thanks so much for posting the pattern and tutorial. :)

Faz de Conta said...

Found your blog today and i love it!

The eggs are very cute and the fabrics are beautiful.

Thanks for the pattern and the tips.

Ana

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Thx for sharing! I love easter eggs!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Those look like fun to make...great tutorial too! Thanks for sharing

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

What a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing your idea.
I posted a link to it at PassiFlora magazine blog (http://passifloramag.com/), since these eggs are not only pretty but also eco-friendly!

Luke & Kelsie Frazier said...

I tried this last night. My advice: Dont do it by hand. They end up looking like lemons. Why I thought that would be a good idea, I dont know. Yours look much better but Im going on round two tonight, so hopefully they will be better.

Linda said...

What a great tutorial you shared. Thanks so much. I grabbed a few pieces of scraps and put these together yesterday and posted your link to my blog this morning. I love them and they were soooo easy.
Thanks!!

aimee said...

Thanks so much for this; it's super easy but looks great! My kind of project! BTW, after doing one with woven fabrics, I also tried using some older knit fabrics and they worked fine. The resulting egg has a nice, soft, rather cushy feel - would make a great toy to put in a young child's Easter basket!

Natalie said...

Whoa... 97 comments?!
Well, here is one more... thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I am looking forward to filling a basket with farm fresh fabric eggs.

kestch said...

Hi lovely eggs - fabric fantastic - where do you get it from
Happy Easter!

Roni at the Quilt Shop said...

Your blog is wonderful. Can you tell me how you put the pattern link in your blog? I've been trying to put a pdf file in my blog and just can't figure it out. Thanks

Kim said...

Roni, when you click on the PDF link, it takes you to my personal website, where the file is hosted. If you don't have your own website then I'm sure you can find a way to embed the PDF by Googling for the answer, or maybe another nice commenter will have a solution for you! Good luck!

Loretta said...

This is just sooo cool. I found your blog from a link from another blog. I will try to make some eggs. Thanks for the neat pattern! Once I made my sister a pumpkin using a similar pattern. I used orange felt and she loved it.

Anne said...

Thanks so much for the Easter egg pattern. I can't wait to start on making some of them and I got a basket pattern from another blog which I will make to hold all my eggs. Thanks so much.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Just to tell you I put a link to your nice Easter egg tuto on my blog too! They are so lovely!
Thanks again for sharing!

Ooh Baby! said...

Love them! Now off I go to make a dozen for the kids baskets...

Treasuresofjoy said...

Me and my almost 6 year old had to make these up right away today. I Loved this pattern so easy to whip up a half a dozen! Thanks!

Sherrie Nordgren-Sympletymes,Pinkeeps,BoomingAprons said...

Thank You so much Kim for this WONDERFUL Easter Egg tutorial..I posted and added your link to my blog and am makign your Easter Eggs what fun!!!
Sherrie

Storm said...

Awesome. Love the eggs and the cake stand. You did a wonderful job. Now I need to learn to sew.

Fiona said...

Someone linked to this site - I've already forgotten who - but I printed the pattern straight away and saved it. I have made 4 eggs so far, and they're looking good. Glad I saved my scraps! Thank you.

Megan said...

Oh my goodness- these are DARLING! Love the photos! Just awesome!

katydiddy said...

Darling tutorial-thank you for sharing! I tried out the pattern & you can see my results on my blog: http://katydiddys.blogspot.com/2009/04/fluffy-eggs.html

Samantha Hunter said...

This is fantastic! You're brilliant. I can't wait to make a few...

Samantha Hunter

mikamika said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.
I made six eggs.
I will put that photo on my blog soon.

Jill said...

Thanks so much! I love my new eggs. (They aren't as pristinely sewn as yours however!)

karen said...

i just barely ran across your blog today from another blog but i LOVE your stuff. these eggs are adorable. i'm just getting into sewing, so i'm not sure i have the skill to make these, but i might try. i also don't have much scrap fabric yet. but i wanted to say thanks for sharing! you stuff is amazing!

sideoats + scribbles said...

That is an "eggcellent" tutorial!!!!

(Sorry, couldn't resist! :-)

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Well, I'm sorry, you may have thought of this idea in plenty of time for Easter...
You may have made lots yourself in time for Easter...
You may even have written your brilliant tute in time for Easter...
What you didn't factor in, is I've only just found your blog today!!!
I have 2 days to get on and make hundreds of these now, because you know I have to!!!
Brilliant idea and thanks for sharing...

(ooh, my word verification is : dookey) I like that ... "Dookey"

quiltsbylee said...

Wonderful job on the tutorial. I am off to try it. I will let you know how they came out.

Steffi said...

Cute eggs!Thank you very much for sharing it!

Cassidy said...

absolutley adorable. I posted you on my blog so everyone could see how cute. Thank you for sharing. I love your taste and style. so cut.e

sweetbabies00 said...

I love these, at first I thought it was probably too hard for me. But after I looked thru the tutorial, I knew I could do that. My 5 year old is off tommorow and she likes to sew with me, (she's #5 and the only one to really show an interest) so we are going to make these! I am very excited. I know you have alot of comments, but I wanted you to know that you did a great job on the turorial!

Hillary said...

What a fantastic Easter project! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial and the tip on finding the selvedge by stretching... I didn't know!

jen duncan said...

I bought the egg stand just like that cake plate at Target. I think instead of kicking my butt "Hurry up and get some eggs dyed for that thing!" I may just make these fabric ones and leave 'em out all spring. Thanks so much!!

Ana Tuyama said...

great tutorial!!

calamity kim said...

I love it! I made some bad eggs at first, then after "reading" the directions I made some pretty good eggs! Thanks for the tutorial!
xo,
calamity kim

hits4pay said...

nice cute easter egg you make .

Happy Easter !! (:

Pattern and Perspective said...

I am going to try this, I might ruin the eggs, but we'll see. I don't sew that well, so I had to look up ladder stitch! I'll flickr them if they turn out. Thanks!

Miranda said...

For a first tutorial this is pretty fantastic! Of course now I have to stay up all night making a bundle of them! I'm happy to have found your site...I always love adding creative mamas to my reader!

Andrea said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial. My daughter and I whipped a few up this morning just in time for Easter breakfast. Phew - that was close! Thanks for saving the day :o))
Happy Easter to you and your family,
Andrea

Felicity said...

Thanks for the pattern! I too found it at the last minute (through Craftsanity) and whipped some up---they certainly added to my Easter fun. I love seeing the different looks people achieved with different fabric choices too, in the flicker photos.

---Felicity

caro said...

stunning - not to mention we have the same taste in fabric - just can't cut into mine ...

thanks for a grand idea & tutorial!

Darin, Jenn and Ivy Warnick said...

I loved these. I don't know if mine turned out necessarily to look like eggs but from a distance they look great! I sewed in ribbon loops so I could hang them from some cherry blossom branches. Thanks so much!

MYRA said...

Oooooo.... awesome eggs! I shall have to make some for next Easter!
Thanks for the tute and pattern! 8-)

helena said...

What a wonderfull blog. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Attiq Ur Rehman said...

Its a very kind for sharing the information with us. Thanks for the tutorial and hopefully you will add some more ones like that. Keep it up...!
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xakari13 said...

Surprisingly, this will help me a lot for my Halloween/anime convention costume, bu just upscaling the design, I can make an egg backpack, yay versatility!

RubyJunes said...

I know this great tutorial was posted last spring, but I've just added a link to it on my blog for those that wish to get a head start on Spring this year! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Judy said...

This is my 1st visit to your blog and am so very happy I have found you!!!! Great tut on the eggs! I love to measuring tape fabric you used! Could you tell me where you bought it? Thank-you!!!
Many Blessings~Judy
saltboxgatherings@comcast.net

Perrine said...

Hello!
I really like your how to. I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to all the how tos as explained in my french article (http://www.petitcitron.com/index.php/form_howto.html)
Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
Thank you,
Perrine

Kim said...

Perrine, that sounds lovely! You are very welcome to share my tutorial with your French speaking readers. Merci beaucoup!

daniel john said...

The fabric which you include in the product is unique. What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing.
Term Paper

Sew I Did It Myself said...

I Love this! So.... cute and precious. Hope you don't mind,
I posted a link to your blog and shared your tutorial in my blog this morning. I just couldn't resist sharing this adorable idea. Of course, I gave all the credit to the wonderful creator--- you!
Thanks and Hugs,
Rebecca

Suzie said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern and directions, I can't wait to get started making them to fill every bowl in my house for easter! God Bless You!

Jana said...

These are so cute! I love the tutorial. I couldn't wait to make these before I shared them. I put a link to your blog to spread the word about these cuties.

Kara said...

Thank you for sharing these! I already made two and will keep going!! I actually have the same, exact green colander to put them in. I am so glad for stumbling upon this site! You made my day!

Susie said...

I made some of these last year - thanks for much for the tutorial! I need to get some more started for this year!

http://swishina.blogspot.com/2009/04/fabric-easter-eggs.html

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

A year and a day has gone by since you posted this, I can't believe the timing! A great time for me to find this.

Looks like fabric Easter eggs are on the agenda for me. Thank you.

Heather said...

I featured you on my blog today. What a great idea! Feel free to snag my "I was featured @ The Gift Closet" button & have a blessed day! :)

Heather
The Gift Closet
www.thegiftcloset.blogspot.com

Regina said...

QUE COISA MAIS FOFA E SUPER CRIATIVA,PARABENSSSSSSSS!!!!

livingpeacefullywithchildren said...

I love these and will be making some for my children, nephews, niece, and maybe for some friends.

Genevieve said...

Love your work!!!!!!!!

Debbie Moore said...

I love this tutorial and am posting it to my blog with a link back to you. Cute Cute cute! You're awesome.
Debbie

Bridget said...

these are SOOO cute. so is the cake platter.

Cornucopia said...

I have used your pattern to make a dozen eggs with my digital embroidery machine. This allowed me to outline and embellish all 4 sections at once. I made 5 dupioni silk eggs at a time in the 300x360mm hoop.

I call them my Fabric Fabergé eggs Thanks for the pattern and tutorial.

emily sparks said...

love this! thank you!

Abuela Creativa said...

Muchas gracias por el tutorial! Son preciosos!!

Melanie said...

I just made some of these this morning as part of my Egg Week! Thanks for the tutorial- yours, of course, are way better looking than mine but I guess you need good scraps to make good fabric eggs!
THanks again, I linked directly back to the tutorial so others could use it.

Suzy D. said...

thanks for the egg tute!
just printed it out and gonna get started right now. I love small projects I can take with me to hand sew while at appts.

Helen said...

Thank you very much for the tutorial, my daughters and I had a lot of fun making these

Tegan and Tage said...

Found you through Inhabitots and am so excited about this tutorial! I've been searching for a way to make eggs like this! Thank you :)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love your idea! We featured you over at Someday Crafts so come on over and grab a button!!

Joan said...

What a fantastic idea, I wish I had found you a couple of days ago

Laura PARING DOWN said...

1) LOVE the cake stand. 2) LOVE the cute green colander. 3) ADORE the fabric eggs...the colors are amazing!

April said...

This was a family affair today. I sewed, kids and Daddy stuffed - all while watching the Final Four!

Ashlee said...

I just LOVED thee and made my own here http://cornercrafts.blogspot.com/2010/03/fabric-easter-eggs.html
Thanks for such an easy to use tutorial! Everyone who see's them loves them!

cecilia said...

Hallo, my name's Cecilia and I live in Tuscany. More, more compliments for your creations! cecilia

MacGyver's Lovechild said...

These were a hit at our house this easter. I made them into jingle eggs and linked from my blog http://www.flyandnest.blogspot.com/
Thank you

Bia Azevedo said...

Hello. It's my first time in your blog. I still haven't had time do browse it but I am sure I will like it very much. What you described about inspiration that comes when the holiday has already gone or when it is so close we won't have time to sew anything, is just totally real. Imagine that I am trying to make a fabric ball to give as a gift and I cut the leaf-like templates and sewed them together BUT ... they don't fit well together and the ball is a disaster. Now I will read your tutorial calmly and I have a feeling it will help me a lot. Thank you for sharing. I will be a follower. Beatriz. Sao Paulo/Brazil.

Lanthanum said...

Fantabulos job

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b-techniques said...

I visit your blog first time it is so nice.

myterm said...

This Fabric Easter Egg is fantastic and we can easily understand its tutorial, we can hang on wall to this Fabric Easter Egg as decor I also will make this.

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Harris said...

Great And looking very beautiful tutorial, Very color full and attractive, Nice to post this Thanks

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I tried them with a cotton quilting fabric and they come out equally cute. Just make sure you iron them well when they are accordion folded.

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Wren said...

I just wanted to share a funny story about the eggs. I made some last year and mailed them off to a friend who had 2 year old twin boys. Last month, she asked me if I would please make some more because the eggs are the favorite throwing toy of the twins. She said they fit his hand perfectly and don't hurt a thing when he throws them. Multi-purpose egg!

pwood97 said...

these are toooo adorable, and not as cutsie or cheesy as other easter stuff. thanks for the great tutorial as i am a beginner sewer and need all the help i can get. perfect for my first big family easter gathering.

Tania said...

Wow, first time visiting your blog, and fell in love. This is a great idea, and also great for Easter gifts.
I'm going to give this a try..... when I get my machine.

K said...

Oh, THANK YOU!! I bought a felt kit some years ago that had this very pattern, and I've been tearing the house apart all morning, looking for it. I couldn't remember how many pieces and what exact shape and was pretty well ready to sit down and draft the thing out of my head (with an egg in front of me. But you've saved the day!! YAY!!!

Shannon @ Creative Catalog said...

This is such a great idea, and wonderful tutorial. I am featuring this on my site tomorrow. Have a wonderful week.

GoodGollyMissMolly said...

OMG...THANK YOU SO MUCH for the free tutorial. I just found you through your Etsy shop and am so exicted you have a blog. Again thanks for the generous tutorial! Blessings - MM

Karla said...

i made it and i loooove it, wellmy daughter loves it more then i do. than you

EditorK said...

Hi Kim,

I can see tons of people love your tutorial! I've added it to AllFreeSewing.com and just emailed you with the link. I also thought your followers might be interested to know that we're giving away a $999 BERNINA sewing machine. To enter to win, just become a fan of the AllFreeSewing Facebook page. That's it!

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Anyways, thanks for posting this adorable tutorial. I hope we can work together in the future.

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rebekah said...

WoW! I love these eggs! Just divine!

Can't wait to make some! :) My baby's not big enough for chocolate this year - but her and her friends would love these!!

I've posted a link to you onmy blog http://justfordaisy.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-craft-egg-stravaganza.html

Thanks for the tutorial
PS> Love the fabrics!

Rebekah

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hlken53 said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! You have so many great patterns too. I made some eggs for my dining room table for the Easter season!

Jo said...

These are great! No messy dye, and tons of egg salad!Starting some today for DIL and grands. You did a great job on the tutorial, it is very clear and to the point and the pics are very helpful. Keep up the good work!

deerie65775 said...

I LOVE these!! I am a fan of Ukrainian eggs, yet have not made any (even though I've had a kit for years!!)..
These beautiful eggs, however, are something I believe I would do! I can create my own "Ukrainian Fabric Eggs"!!
Wonderful tutorial. Cannot wait to get home to give this a try!!

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Linda said...

I love this little project, a great way to use up all those small fabric scraps. Thanks for sharing...
Have a Blessed evening!
Linda

Bia said...

Hi, my name is Bia and I found your tutorial absolutely gorgeous!! I really love it and I would like to translate it in Italian language and posted your pictures on my blog and link your blog.
Here is my blog: http://angie62b.blogspot.com/
Hope it is ok for you!!
Greetings from Italy by Bia.

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

What a wonderful tutorial and a fabulous way to use all the scraps, think my granddaughter, who is 11 would love to make some of these! Thanks for sharing, wonderful blog!

Debie

Crafty B said...

I think im in love!!!! How cute!

sewinglady said...

Love the eggs! I am going to try making a few eggs myself.

Hattie said...

These are so cute! I want to make some for Easter, but I have a question. Probably not the brightest question, either. Does PDF pattern include the 1/4" seam allowance? Thanks!

Kim said...

Yes, the seam allowance is included in the pattern :)

Hattie said...

Thanks, Kim! I'm kind of a pattern putz! Going to make to scrap-tastic ones for Easter! Yay!

craftluxuries said...

perfect!

Forest Olga said...

Thank you for the pattern and the tutorial! Love your blog)))

Heather Feather said...

I made some eggs and they turned out great! Thanks for the pattern and tutorial!

Becca said...

Love this! I was doing a search for Easter Egg projects to feature and fell in love with this tutorial! I'll be linking back to this post for all my readers on Blue Cricket Design to enjoy!

Samantha said...

I looove these! I have so many scraps that are screaming to be made into cute little Easter eggs. :)

Linked to this on my blog!

RobbinNeff said...

Great! Not only do I have a little time to test these, I can make them with my grandaughter all summer, and we can be ready for next year too.

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