Sew as you go Easter Pillow // A Tutorial

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Hi friends, I have a fun tutorial for you today that was first featured on the Therm O Web blog - a quick sew as you go project just in time for Easter! This will make a fun addition to your children's Easter basket as well. Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

Materials needed:

  • Therm O Web Fusible Fleece
  • Colorful fabric strips measuring at least 15" wide
  • Fat quarter of fabric or fabric measuring 15" x 20" for backing
  • 1 16 oz. package of Polyester stuffing
  • Brown bag or wrapping paper to make your pattern
  • Sewing Machine & notions (coordinating thread, scissors, needle)

Step 1:

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

  • Cut strips 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.

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

  • 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 2 egg shapes from your fleece and also 1 egg shape from your backing fabric.

Step 2:

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

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

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

  • Now you will take a second strip of fabric and lay it face down on top of your first piece like shown. 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.

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

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

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

  • Keep adding strips and sewing. When you make it to the end, flip the egg around and start from the middle out the exact same way to complete the other side.

Step 3:

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

  • Clean up the edges of your Easter egg with your scissors. Take your egg backing fabric and iron to your Therm O Web fusible fleece.

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

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

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

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

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

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

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

  • I like to iron my Egg pillow before stuffing. When done stuff with your polyester stuffing and stitch the opening closed.

You are finished! Now time to hide this in your child's Easter basket or hide in the big Easter egg hunt as the grand prize egg!

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Sew as you go Easter Egg Pillow: A Tutorial

-Nicole