Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Egg tutorial

Here is the pattern. Probably not the best way. But I'll continue working on improvements. Make sure the large egg measures 9 1/4" long by 7 1/16" wide. At the widest and longest points on the outside lines. The pocket should measure  4 3/16" long by 7 1/16" at widest and longest points. You'll have to copy and paste into a word document probably and mess with the size of the picture until you get it approximately the right size. I'll be working on a pdf and I'll post that when it's ready. You'll be able to e-mail me and I'll send you the file. 
So here are the directions. 
2 coordinating fabrics - scraps or fat quarters
1 piece of really thin quilter's batting or fusible fleece - Warm and Natural works great
1/4" seam allowance throughout.
Cut 2 of each piece of fabric - egg and pocket
Cut 1 egg batting
Sew pocket first - Wrong sides together along the top curve. Clip seams carefully and turn right side out. Press. Embellish however you like. Lace, rickrack, embroidery, yoyo flowers and buttons, stencil. Whatever. Your imagination is your only limits. Lace, rickrack should go all the way to the seam allowances on the sides.
After pocket is sewn pin to right side of 1 egg piece - match edges. 
Layer - batting, egg piece with pocket right side up, other egg piece right side down. Matching edges. Sew using 1/4"seam allowance - leaving an open to turn. 
Turn right sides out - Carefully turn right sides. Press carefully. Sew opening closed by hand. 
I hope you're able to use this. Feel free to ask me any questions. These were really easy. 
Mucho hugs to you all,

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