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Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial

Hi friends, 

Today I am sharing an older tutorial from way back - the Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow! 

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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. 

Materials needed:

  • 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)

Step 1:

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com
Cut strips of fabric ranging in thickness for your Easter Egg stripes. Just make sure that they are at least 15" wide, cutting from fat quarters you have in your stash is an easy way to create these.
Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com
On a brown paper bag or wrapping paper draw an oval or egg shape measuring 20" tall and 15" wide. Cut out your egg pattern and pin or trace the shape on your Therm O Web fusible fleece. You will need to cut two egg shapes from your fleece and also one egg shape from your backing fabric. 

Step 2:

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

To begin your stripes, place a strip across the front of a piece of fusible fleece. There is no need to pin this down. 

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

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. 

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

Fold the second strip back and smooth back with your hand.

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

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. 

Step 3:

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

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. 

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

Lay your Easter Egg front face down on your Easter Egg backing and pin around the edges like shown above. 

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

Stitch around the edges of your Easter Egg leaving a 4" opening at the bottom. 

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

Turn your pillow right side out through your 4" opening at the bottom of the egg.

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

Once turned right side out, a light pressing around the edges and front of the pillow will give it a polished look before stuffing. 

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

Stuff with polyester stuffing - or favorite stuffing of choice and stitch the opening closed. 

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

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.

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

Thanks for stopping by the blog today friends!

Happy Sewing

Nicole

Sew As You Go Easter Egg Pillow / Tutorial by Modernhandcraft.com

3 comments

Thank you for another CUTE pattern and as always – your excellent step by step instructions. I have a new little neighbor , toddler, and I wanted to give him something for Easter. I don’t want to give candy as his parents are very health conscious. This will be perfect to lay on, drag around, whatever!

Susan Thinnes

Super cute! Thank you!!!

Carol

This is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing. Love all your designs and creativity. All the best, Kimberly

Kimberly Kindle

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