Sew Up a Few Easter Egg Pillows for SpringMarie LeBaron
Spring is such a fun time for sewing projects. There’s something in the air during the next few months that gets me in the mood to dust off the sewing machine.
I wanted to spruce up my family room with a little Easter flavor, so today we are making a few fun Easter Egg Pillows. I chose this fun green polkadot fabric from my scrap stash, as I decorate with green in my family room and thought it would fit in well. And I think it does.
But I might have got a little carried away with these pillows, they are so easy to make, that I decided to make one for each of my 3 kids. They each got to choose some of the scrap fabric from my bucket and I sewed them up super quick. And I might have even ended up making some for all the neighbor kids too!
Here’s the full tutorial for these Easter Egg Pillows for Spring!
- fabric – around 24×12 inches long to cut two 10-11 inch eggs. Although you can make these any size.
- sewing machine or needle and thread (Or you could make these no-sew with hot glue)
- batting to stuff
1. Fold your fabric in half, as you need two eggs. Turn your fabric to the back side. With your pencil, draw an Easter egg shape. I don’t have a template for this, so do your best. Or you can find an egg shape from a clip art image.
2. Cut out your two eggs out from your pencil line. I like to cut half way through then fold the fabric in half and follow the rest of the already cut piece as a pattern. This way you make sure to get a symmetrical egg. However you cut it, just make sure you have 2 egg pieces.
3. To sew the same Easter egg from the first photo, I line up my 2 fabric egg shapes with the right sides out. Sew 1/4 inch in from the edge all the way around, leaving 2-3 inches un-sewn for the stuffing. I like using a zig-zag stitch, but you can use a straight stitch too.
4. Take your batting in small batches and stuff them into your opening of your sewn egg. You will need A LOT more batting than you think.
5. Keep stuffing and stuffing. Stop once you have the desired egg pillow.
6. Press all of the stuffing away from the opening and press the ends together. Now sew these together with your sewing machine.
Now you’ve got your Easter Egg Pillow. It’s ready for a couch or a child’s bed or the Easter bunny’s basket! Have fun sewing up projects for spring!