March 21, 2013

Easter Egg Tutorial

Let's make some Easter Eggs!!
Start with an Oval Pattern and make sure you have at least 1/4" extra for a seam allowance.
Sew them up all the way around. I always double stitch mine.
 Cut a slit in the back.
Stuff them. I learned (after I'd done them all) that if you stuff them too much they will pucker on the sides. I just wanted some fat Easter Eggs!
Now let's put some color on them. If you want them bright, then just apply the paint with only a damp brush. IF, however, you want them a bit more Prim, then add a WASH to the fabric by adding water to your paints......OR you can wet your fabric and then brush on the paint. Your call.
Not perfect but I wasn't looking for perfection!
At this point, you can dip them in your PRIM/STAIN mix and bake/sun dry them. I chose to leave mine as is.
I hide the back stitching, which is quite hideous, by wrapping the ribbon all the way around with a spot or two of hot glue. Embellish as you desire.


Mona Rae said...

Those are really cute, love them

Jessica said...

Those are cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Very pretty & festive!

Barb said...

Fabulous Vicky!! Love how you embellished them!
You know I will have to use this on the OFG Team blog, right!?!
Enjoy your day,

Linda Welcome said...

Trying to decide if I should try this between putting on the compression stockings and dispensing the meds, or between making the Gluten Free, Diabetic and Heart Healthy Meals, and prompting the patient out of bed to make the "exercise circle of the first floor". Humm. Must decide because these look so F-U-N Vicky. Thanks for sharing... sending BIG hugs. L

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love the bright spring colors! ~*~Lisa

Robin said...

Adorable! Love those colors. Hugs, Robin

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these and your carrots, too! I was with you until you started painting! heehee! Do I see paint on your fingers? Of COURSE I do! You're the best!

cucki said...

So sweet x

Holly Gerdes said...

What a wonderful idea. How pretty!!! Thanks for sharing.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Cute Vicky, love the colours!

Jacquie Wheeler said...

Sweetness! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

oldecrow said...

Hi Vicky!
Very cute! Here is a little tip to avoid those puckers. First make some clips into the seam all around your stitching (being careful not to clip into your stitching) Spray your egg with some water as you are stuffing. You will be amazed at how much you can stuff your egg and get a nice firm egg with no puckers. I got that tip from Maureen at Sweetmeadows Farm.
Have a great day!
Olde Crow Mercantile

Colleen said...

How cute and they actually look pretty easy to make! Thanks for sharing. :)

Cane River Crafts said...

Thanks for the tutorial =)