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.)
- Scraps of fabric, 7″x4″
- Fusible Interfacing, medium to heavy weight
- 1/4″ elastic, 2.5″ long
- Vintage button
- Trim, if wanted
- Cut scraps of fabric into 7 inch by 4 inch rectangles.
- 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.
- Cut trim to fit one long edge, minus 1/2 inch (6.5″), if using trim.
- Pin trim, aligning raw edges, along one long edge, leaving 1/4 space on either end.
- Fold the 1/4″ elastic in half and pin 1/4 of the way down one short edge, aligning raw edges.
- Fold the rectangle in half, right sides together. The trim and the elastic should be inside, pointed away from the raw edges.
- Stitch across the short end holding the elastic, and then across the long edge. This should create a tube with one open end.
- Carefully trim the corners and turn the tube right side out. Gently square corners and press.
- Turn under the raw edges of the open end, and press. Edgestitch end closed.
- Check for fit around your favorite egg to determine button placement.
- 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.