Today I am sharing an older tutorial from way back - the Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow!
This is a an egg-celent way to use up some colorful scraps. You can even let the kids pick out what fabrics they like so they all have a custom Easter pillow. It is also a really quick sew - so you can have one ready to place in an Easter basket as a treat.
- Colorful fabric strips measuring at least 15" wide
- Fat Quarter of fabric or fabric measuring 15" x 20" for backing
- Poly Fil Polyester stuffing
- Therm O Web Fusible Fleece
- Brown bag or wrapping paper to make your pattern template
- Sewing Machine and notions (coordinating thread, scissors, needle)
To begin your stripes, place a strip across the front of a piece of fusible fleece. There is no need to pin this down.
Take a second strip of fabric and lay it face down on top of your first piece as shown above. Make sure that the edges meet where you are going to sew. Sew down the side where the two fabrics meet with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Fold the second strip back and smooth back with your hand.
Keep adding strips and sewing into place. When you make it to the end of that side of the egg, flip the egg around and start from the middle out the exact same way to complete the other side.
Clean up the edges of your Easter Egg pillow front with your scissors. Take your egg backing fabric and iron to your Therm O Web fusible fleece - wrong side of fabric to fusible side of fleece.
Lay your Easter Egg front face down on your Easter Egg backing and pin around the edges like shown above.
Stitch around the edges of your Easter Egg leaving a 4" opening at the bottom.
Turn your pillow right side out through your 4" opening at the bottom of the egg.
Once turned right side out, a light pressing around the edges and front of the pillow will give it a polished look before stuffing.
Stuff with polyester stuffing - or favorite stuffing of choice and stitch the opening closed.
Congrats! You now have a super cute Easter Egg pillow to decorate with or add to an Easter basket. If you are sewing for kids - add a label to the back with the date, so you have an Easter memory to get out every year.
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