Day 6 of the Egg-ceptional Egg-xtravaganza
April 01, 2009
Hello and welcome to day 6 of our Egg-ceptional Egg-xtravaganza. Today Mel and I have made some EggIE softies.
Meet Egg-wina, Egg-ward and Egg-berta, the EggIE softies for Easter. If you go over and visit Mel's blog, you'll have the opportunity to meet Egg-na.
I designed this EggIE pattern recently and I'm very happy to share the pattern and step by step instructions below.
Download Fiona's EggIE SOFTIE (A4) or Download Fiona's EggIE SOFTIE (letter) (for the US letter paper size)
EggIE softie tutorial (a pictorial step by step)
Step 1: Download pattern.
Step 2: Fold fabric and pin pattern to both layers. Cut out the pattern.
You will now have two pieces of fabric. We'll think of each as one side of EggIE.
Step 3: Take one piece of the fabric and fold along the "side" line as marked on the pattern. Sew the "side" seams above and below this fold line. Repeat for other piece of fabric.
You now have the two sides of EggIE.
Step 4: Place one side inside the other, right sides together. You will be sewing the front seam only. Leave the back seam open at this stage.
Turn EggIE right side out, so you can work on the eyes, etc.
Step 5: Cut two eye pieces. I used felt.
Position the eyes on EggIE and pin in place.
Sew eyes in position. I used a blanket stitch around the eye pieces.
This is the stage you can sew some ribbon around the EggIE. [All Easter eggs need a bow or decoration, including EggIE]. It is easier to sew the ribbon around the Eggie before we close the back.
Sew on some extra decorations if you would like.
Step 6: Turn EggIE wrong side out and matching the back seam, sew along the back seam, leaving a small gap for turning and filling.
Turn EggIE right side out and stuff. When you have finished stuffing, hand sew the opening closed.
You should now have a finished EggIE happily sitting with you.
The fabrics I have used to make my EggIEs are from the Charm Bracelet fabric collection by Windham Fabrics. The colours and patterns in this collection are perfect for Easter fabric projects. Ribbons are from Ribbons Galore. I have made the felted flower and circle pieces using the Clover felting gadget. I have also made my own buttons, covering self-cover buttons with fabric.
I'd love to see any EggIE relatives that may be created. Leave a link to your EggIE image in the comments field so I (and all readers) can pay him or her a visit.
Thanks for dropping by again. We've received some lovely comments and emails, so thank you for those as well.
I have been asked a few times about the Clover pom-pom makers I used in the previous post. I think Spotlight has had them, Mel has mentioned Big W has also sold them. I haven't had a chance to find them online yet, but I will do that later today.
We'll see you on
Friday Monday for the next day of our Easter crafting ideas.
Edited: We've both had some sicknesses in our families this week, and our next post has been postponed 'til Monday. See you then.