Easter, sewing

Easter Bunny Egg Cosy 1

This egg cosy is loosely based on a version I sell in my Folksy shop but made from felt instead of linen to make it easier for younger/beginner crafters. I am going to include instructions to make two different versions. This blog post is for older children and adults to sew. The easier version for younger children will be in part 2 of this post. The printable pattern is the same for both.

Egg cosies are a lovely Easter gift. Dressing the breakfast table for special occasions such as Easter, Christmas and Birthdays is such lovely way of starting memorable family traditions for your children. I can remember coming down to breakfast as a child and seeing the table decorated with a vase of yellow Forsythia strung with Easter ornaments and a chocolate egg on each plate. These egg cosies would make a sweet addition. Perhaps they could be hiding a small chocolate egg or a hand painted eggshell for the grown ups.

Instructions

Materials:

  • brown felt for the body
  • pink felt for the ear inners, tail and heart
  • blue felt for the tummy and lining (some of the images show the tummy and lining in a lilac version).
  • embroidery thread in black, blue, pink and brown
  • a small amount of toy stuffing.
  1. Print the pattern. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ujH3UA18ueOmyvkvyyMH0k86G_Y39iaU/view?usp=sharing
  2. Using the pattern cut the pieces out of your felt.

3. Draw where you want the x for the nose and the dots for the eyes to go (I use a marker that disappears when you dab it with water for this. You can buy them here).

4. Using two strands of black embroidery floss, embroider the eyes using satin stitch and the nose using small, tight chain stitches.

5. Place the inner ear pieces on top of the main body ears and, using two strands of pink embroidery floss, blanket stitch around the edges.

6. Place the tail piece on the back of the second main body piece and, using two strands of pink embroidery floss, blanket stitch around the edges.

7. Sew the heart piece to the front of the tummy piece with blanket stitch, using two strands of pink embroidery floss. Then attach the tummy to the front of the main body with blanket stitch using two strands of blue. embroidery floss.

8. Using two strands of blue embroidery floss, sew the edges of the two lining pieces together with running stitch. Leave the bottom side open.

9. Place the main body pieces together with the lining sandwiched between. Pin carefully and, using two strands of brown embroidery floss, blanket stitch together leaving the bottom edges open.

10. Lightly stuff the head. Pushing a tiny amount of stuffing into the base of the ears to ensure they stand up straight.

11. Using two strands of brown embroidery floss, blanket stitch around the bottom edge of the main body and lining.

12. Sit back and admire your egg cosy.

If you don’t have time to make your own, you can buy a finished egg cosy from my Folksy shop!

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT MY BLOG AND WORK:Please note that the photos and text and designs shown on my blog may not be copied, in whole or in part, without my express permission. Patterns and techniques shown in my tutorials may be followed but for personal use only and not for sale (unless you are selling the item for charity, in which place please request my permission first). Thank you.

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