Posts Tagged ‘easter’

Easter Weekend Sewing Projects Roundup

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Well, it’s Easter weekend, so just as I did for Valentine’s Day, I’ve compiled some of my favorite free tutorials and patterns for Easter sewing projects! Take a look at these and let them inspire you:

Bunny Candy Pouch Easter Eggs Bunny Bag
Jelly Bean Garland Rabbit Bag Tutorial Bunny Hat
Quilted Easter Bunny Basket Bunny Toss Floppy-Eared Bunny Purse
Easter Dishtowel Skirt Marshmallow Peeps Marshmallow Peep Bunnies
  1. Easy Bunny Candy Pouch Tutorial
  2. Plush Easter Egg Sewing Tutorial
  3. Bunny Bag Pattern
  4. Jellybean Garland Tutorial
  5. Zakka-Inspired Rabbit Bag Tutorial
  6. Baby Bunny Hat Tutorial
  7. Quilted Easter Bunny Basket
  8. Bunny Toss Game Sewing Tutorial
  9. Floppy-Eared Bunny Purse Pattern
  10. Easter Dishtowel Skirt Tutorial
  11. Marshmallow Chick Plushies Tutorial
  12. Marshmallow Bunnies Sewing Tutorial

What are your sewing projects for this year’s Easter? Share in the comments please, or email a photograph to info@qualitysewing.com or post it on our Facebook wall. And if you try any of these projects, please let us know how they turned out!

Happy Easter Sewing!
~Chris


Egg Cozy Cups Dress Up a Special Brunch

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

It feels like Spring has finally arrived, and none too soon! We still have a way to go before it completely warms up here in the Puget Sound, but in the meantime here is a ‘cozy’ Easter project that is quick, easy and egg-stra special to make. (Sorry, could not resist.)

Materials Needed:

  • Scraps of fabric, 7″x4″
  • Fusible Interfacing, medium to heavy weight
  • 1/4″ elastic, 2.5″ long
  • Vintage button
  • Trim, if wanted



Process:

  1. Cut scraps of fabric into 7 inch by 4 inch rectangles.
  2. Fuse fusible interfacing onto fabric following manufacturer’s instructions. This project is great for using up old, boardy interfacing, or interfacing scraps, as you want enough structure to support the egg. The example in the photo utilizes two layers of tailoring weight interfacing. If you are using home decorator or similar fabrics, you may be able to omit interfacing.
  3. Cut trim to fit one long edge, minus 1/2 inch (6.5″), if using trim.
  4. Pin trim, aligning raw edges, along one long edge, leaving 1/4 space on either end.
  5. Fold the 1/4″ elastic in half and pin 1/4 of the way down one short edge, aligning raw edges.
  6. Fold the rectangle in half, right sides together. The trim and the elastic should be inside, pointed away from the raw edges.
  7. Stitch across the short end holding the elastic, and then across the long edge. This should create a tube with one open end.
  8. Carefully trim the corners and turn the tube right side out. Gently square corners and press.
  9. Turn under the raw edges of the open end, and press. Edgestitch end closed.
  10. Check for fit around your favorite egg to determine button placement.
  11. Stitch button in place and enjoy!

This is a great way to use up all sorts of scraps of trim, fabrics, buttons and interfacings. Consider beading, embroidering or other embellishments.

Have fun!

Katrina