Monday, March 17

Fabric Egg Pattern



I spent days trying to find a pattern that was free to make fabric eggs. I love the look of them, and have had some very unsuccessful attempts at their construction.. you would think it would be a simple pattern to create. For some, who are adept at that sort thing well, more power to ya! For me.. not so much. The only thing I could find was a description of how to make a pattern. You take an egg from your fridge, mark it all up with lines, and from that make a pattern. Uhh? Well, I did it, and it worked!! So.. to prevent you from either having to pay a fortune for a pattern or from having to mark up all your eggs, I made it and put it on paper for you. Just click it, copy it and print. You may need to adjust for print size, (the original page was 8 1/2" x 11") but the pattern size doesn't really matter here. What matters are the proportions. I hope it works for you.. Now I do not profess to be a professional or have any clue as to what I am doing! :) You do need to have basic sewing skills, and as far as making neat points go.. well perhaps Annie, Rosie, or Kathy can help us with those! another thing I found, the sewing doesn't have to be to neat, as when you stuff it FULL (I mean full 'til the seams are tight!) it rounds itself out into a lovely egg shape. Pound it on the counter, squeeze the top and Voila! You just made an egg! For me, I loved playing with different color combos.. the red and white is my favorite thus far! They are quick and easy (relatively..) and it is 'sew' much nicer to make something for your home than buy it!

Enjoy!



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27 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh Abbie, those are lovely! Why didn't I check your blog first for tips on nice points before I made my thread catcher this weekend? Shoot! I needed that information.

I've copied your pattern...very sweet btw...and perhaps I'll give it a go this week.

Thanks!

(This would make a great entry for the event that Miss Sandy is planning...)

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Gorgeous eggs Abbie!!! I love the fabrics you used -- just looking at these makes me feel SPRING!!!

Thanks for sharing the pattern. I'm not much of a seamstress but I think I could manage this!!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Great! Thanks for letting me know about the clearer pattern, though, truth to tell, I thought the first one was fine.

Glad you found Miss Sandy ;>

Rosie's Whimsy said...

OMGoshh!! They are fabulous. I will definitely make a copy of your pattern. You did an awesome job! Bravo!!

Has any of your snow melted yet?

((hugs)) Rosie

Nancy said...

I love these! Thank you so much for the pattern. You are right - it is much nicer to make things for your home!

Janet said...

Abbie,

I love the red one best.

Janet

Mary said...

Oh Abbie, they are darling! I must leaarn how to sew...
Happy St. Patrick's Day
xoxo,
Mary

BumbleVee said...

These are lovely and ..... big AND.... so much less messy than dying real eggs! I might have to try one.... tx for the pattern and info.

Caron said...

You're so amazingly creative.

Would you be interested in going through all my bits and pieces of creative stuff I have in my collection? I've got a bunch of cloth, some patterns, etc. that you can go through if you want.

Hugs,
C.

Junie Moon said...

Your fabric eggs are so pretty! And I thank you for providing the pattern and instructions.

Susan said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for posting the pattern.

I found your blog through Karen's (Popsicles and Lollipops). I'll definitely be stopping by again!

The Busy Blaine's said...

Love 'em!!!!!!!

Tara said...

Abbie

Happy St Pat's Day...I can only admire how cute they are from afar, I can't sew at all but really like them!

:0)
Tara

Anonymous said...

Great job, Abbie. The eggs are so pretty.Thanks for sharing the pattern, Think Spring, Janie

Suzanne said...

Thanks so much for the pattern. You are so clever to figure it out. It usually involves one of those moments when the family walks in and see you marking up and egg and looks at you like you've lost your mind. At least that's how it goes around here! They should know by now.

I've got some free time today I'm going to attempt this, although I'm not too good at neat points and things.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Nancy (aka Blonde 1) said...

You are so creative! I love the eggs. They'd be a great addition to your giveaway (hint, hint):-)

CIELO said...

Oh Abbie, those fabric eggs are so gorgeous! You are so talented... wish I could make something as pretty as that! Those would look awesome on a basket among my rose bushes...

Cielo

miss magpie-pixie said...

Isn`t this great !! ??

I love your eggs ! beautiful material / colours !
Thank you Abbie for sharing with us all !!

Happy St. Patricks day to you too !!

Paula B. - GemStateMom said...

Lovely eggs and fab idea. Thanks for sharing the pattern! I just spent a fun two hours with my youngest daughters choosing silk ties from Goodwill to use for egg dyeing this year. A new thing - hope to share pics and success stories on my blog after Wednesday evenings foray into creative fun. But maybe some of those silks will end up as fabric eggs when we are done.

Rhondamum said...

You are always so thoughtful Abbie! I wish I knew how to sew so that I could make some of these beauties. I know that mine wouldn't compare though. I do need to learn to sew. It was my New Years resolution.

Oh, spring is in the air. Hope it is blooming for you as well.

Love ya!
R...

Tiffany said...

oh my gosh...you are the most darling thing! I've been searching all over the net for three weeks for a pattern or instruction. I had given up!

I happen upon your lovely blog while suffering from another bit on insomnia and I'm happy as can be to find a free pattern!

I would love to send you a something happy in the mail for your time and generosity! A cottage pretty from the rainy state!

Oh gosh I just love fellow bloggers!
Tiffany
scrapsadaisy.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Hi Abbie,

Those eggs are adorable. Thank you for sharing! Happy Day!

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Abbie,
Thank you for visiting my blog. What a lovely blog you have! I love those eggs! The red and white and the blue and white dot with rose on it are my favorites!!! I am going to try these! Thanks for the pattern and instructions!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Abbie, I cant wait to try these! Thanks for making the pattern. As for tips on getting neat points, just clip the extra fabric away and dont forget to snip those curved seams:>)

Jessica said...

You're amazing! I have the worst time designing patterns, so thank you for sharing all your hard work with us. Are those all eggs you made? They're gorgeous.

Vee said...

I remember those! Now after making that ball, I think that I could attempt this for next year. It's not happening this.

Becky said...

Thanks so much! I can't draft a pattern worth a hoot! What a great way to use up scrap fabric!