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Easter is a wonderful time for celebration. But these days Easter eggs are wrapped in so much plastic and packaging that it can also be a rather unsustainable celebration. To offset this, I decided to try and make a way to give gifts and chocolate that wouldn’t require lots of plastic. Something that can be reused again and again. So here is how to make refillable fabric Easter eggs – with a free sewing pattern.
Fabric Easter Eggs – How To Make Them
These DIY Easter eggs are such an incredibly easy sewing project, and are a perfect gift idea for the Easter holiday. You can fill them with candy and chocolates, but they are also perfect for holding other Easter gifts such as jewellery, hair clips or other small items. You can make them in all the colours and sizes for your Easter egg hunt, or display them in the run up in an Easter basket.
They are really easy to make from scrap fabric, so they won’t cost the earth either. So shall we make fabric eggs? Then read on!
To Make Fabric Eggs You Will Need
- Fabric – I used cotton fabric scraps
- A Sewing Machine
- An Iron
- A Heat erase pen
- My Easter Egg Template
Please note – the free pattern template is for the size of fabric egg that I made. But if you want them a touch larger or smaller, all you need to do is reduce or expand the size.
Making Refillable Fabric Eggs
Take four pieces of fabric. Mine were 2 pieces 6×5 inch and 2 pieces 7×5 inch.
Fold the larger pieces in half wrong sides together and sew a line of topstitching along the folded edge.
Layer the pieces as follows. Place one of the smaller pieces face down. Place the second of the smaller pieces wrong sides together face up on top. Then place one of the folded pieces with the raw edges to the top and the folded edge to the centre. Lastly place the second folded piece with the raw edges to the bottom and the folded edge to the centre.
(Note: This will mean that the topstitched folded edges overlap slightly)
Pin all these layers together. Cut out the fabric Easter eggs pattern and draw around this template onto the layers using a heat erase pen.
Take it to your sewing machine and sew all around the line that you have just drawn. I like to reinforce over the opening edge a few times (where the topstitched folds overlap)
Trim around at a few mm seam allowance using pinking shears – you could also use an overlocker.
Turn the egg the right way out, push out the seams and give it a good press.
Your egg is complete! You can make your DIY fillable Easter eggs in whichever fabric suits the recipient the most. Or why not personalise them more by adding a name using embroidery or heat transfer vinyl?
Love This Post With My Free Guide Showing You Fabric Easter Eggs To Sew? Why Not Read Some Of My Other Sewing And Craft Tutorial Posts?
I love to show you really easy sewing projects that you can make. I have quite a few free patterns and tutorials here on my website, including other easter sewing projects. So why not read these other posts I have written?
- Zero Waste Projects For Your Home
- See my guide to starting a shop and setting up to selling on Etsy.
- How To Use Up All Your Fabric Scraps
- Things That Are Perfect To Sew And Sell
- Which Sewing Machines Are The Best?
I hope that this has given you some good ideas. Will you be making these DIY fabric Easter eggs? I would love to hear how you get on! Leave me a comment, or find me on social media.
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