Celebrate Easter with some joyful stitching…
Easter is nearly upon us and what better way to celebrate than by stitching some beautiful floral eggs to decorate your home.
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If you are trying to keep yourself occupied at the moment then this FREE pattern could be just what you need. It is so pretty and easy to stitch and designed to be achievable no matter what your stitching level is. Enjoy!
- Wool Felt – 5inch square
- Embroidery Floss
- Sticky Fabri Solvy for transferring the design.
- Pretty Ribbon
- Polyfill stuffing
- Needle and Scissors.
You will also need the Pattern Template…
You can get the FREE template from the Stitchdoodles Pattern Resource Library – you can get access to this through the link at the bottom of this post. There is lot’s more fun stuff in there as well.
The completed egg is about 3.5 x 2.5 inches.
Gather your supplies
If you love embroidering or sewing you will no doubt be able to find most of the things you need to stitch these floral eggs from your stash.
A note on the thread…
The thread I used for my egg was a variegated stranded thread from Cottage Garden Threads. The colour was call Dog Rose and the variation of colour through the cotton as you stitch is really beautiful.
I have a limited supply of these in my Etsy shop if you are tempted!
About the Sticky Fabri Solvy…
If you are familiar with this, you will know it is great for transferring patterns on to thick fabrics. All you have to do is wash it away after you have finished stitching.
You can read about how to use Sticky Fabri Solvy here if you have not used it before.
Now for the fun part – the stitching…
Trace the pattern from the template on to the Sticky Fabri Solvy and then stick this to your felt.
Now you are ready to stitch!
Close up of the stitching…
Once all your stitching is complete – if you are using sticky fabri solvy it will look something like this…
Using sharp scissors, cut around the egg shape approx 1/4inch from the outer line.
To remove the sticky fabri solvy stabiliser…
Place your completed egg, face down in a bowl of lukewarm water and leave to soak for an hour. Remove from the bowl and run under a lukewarm tap to remove any remaining little bits of stabilizer.
Place flat between 2 towels and press down to remove any excess water and then remove from the towels and leave to dry.
Create an Easter Decoration
Choose some wool felt for the backing.
You will also need a small piece of ribbon, polyfill stuffing and a matching thread to stitch the backing to the front.
Cut out the backing felt to match the shape of the egg (use the stitched piece as your guide by placing over and cut around).
Using your matching thread, start at the bottom of the egg and blanket stitch the 2 pieces together. When you get to the top, insert the ribbon ( it is just folded in half and the 2 ends tucked in between the 2 layers). Continue blanket stitching around and stuff with polyester stuffing before closing the gap. Now your decoration is complete.
I am sure these would look wonderful in all different colours and there are so many uses…
Easter Banners, Easter Tree decorations, why not pop a little chocolate egg inside rather than stuffing them and treat those you love with an extra special gift. You could even use them on Easter Cards for that special personal touch.
Show me your eggs!
I would love to see your finished decorations – you can tag me on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery or send me your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include them here with your permission.
Want to download the Free Template for the ‘Floral Easter Egg’ Hand Embroidery Design…
More Easter Decorations…
If you liked stitching this egg there are some fabulous rabbit decorations in a similar style that you can find in the Stitchdoodles Shop…
I am already a member but cannot seem to access the pattern
you need to go in ot the resource library and all the free patterns are in there. The password will have been given to you when you joined but if you need help email me. x