Easter Eggstravaganza: Fresh & fancy fabric & foam eggs

These eggs are fresh! What I mean is that while this technique – tucking fabric pieces into foam eggs, is nothing new, Kathleen George uses fresh, updated fabrics to make these zippy, Tucked Fabric Easter Eggs. If you don’t have fabric scraps at home, pick up a few fat quarters at the store and you’re ready to go. (And don’t forget about the Easter Eggstravaganza giveaway!)

how to make tucked fabric Styrofoam eggs

Kathleen George uses bright, Michael Miller fabrics to update this favorite technique.

how to make tucked fabric Easter eggs with modern fabrics

In a variation, Kathleen George uses sweet Japanese fabrics to give these eggs a new twist.

To make Tucked Fabric Easter Eggs, you will need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” eggs
  • Fabric, assorted scraps
  • Batting, thin
  • Cording, 1 yd. per egg
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; measuring tape; rubber band; sharp pencil; table knife with thin blade; small gold craft pins

To make Tucked Fabric Easter Eggs:

1. Center a rubber band vertically around the middle of the egg and using a sharp pencil, score a line around the middle of the egg.

2. Center the rubber band horizontally around the egg, spanning from top to bottom. Follow the rubber band to score a horizontal line all the way around the egg. Repeat, dividing the halves into four equal quarters.

3. Carefully score the lines again, to be sure you can clearly see the grooves.

4. Using the patterns , cut out batting for each section. Glue batting to the center of each section with a dot of glue.

5. Cut out fabrics for each section. Attach fabric to the egg:

  • Center a fabric piece over the corresponding piece of quilt batting.
  • Position the knife blade on the fabric directly over a scored line.
  • Keeping the knife as straight as possible, gently push the fabric seam allowance straight into the surface of the ball.
  • Use the tip of the knife to smooth out the fabric.
  • Repeat till all sides are tucked into the egg.
  • Add the other fabric pieces in the same manner.
  • When egg is covered, use small scissors to carefully trim away any excess fabric and threads.

6. Cut satin cord to fit the seam lines. Glue cord into the grooves, tucking cut ends under an overlapping piece, when possible. Pin ends of cord to the top and bottom of the egg with small gold pins.

cute and easy ideas for decorating Styrofoam eggs

The 2013 Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts ‘n Coffee runs from March 2 – March 10.

And now for the Easter Eggstravanganza giveaway . . . I have a really fun prize package that includes one dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; the winter issue of Stitch Craft Create; and TWO chocolate bunnies – milk chocolate and dark chocolate.

win the Easter Eggstravaganza!

You might win the winter issue of Stitch Craft Create; one dozen eggs of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; and TWO chocolate bunnies — one milk chocolate and one dark chocolate.

To win, just leave a comment every day during the Easter Eggstravaganza. The more days you comment, the more entries you’ll have. The Easter Eggstravaganza runs from March 2 – midnight on March 10. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, March 12. Have fun, and thank you for following along.

Happy Easter egg crafting!

Sharon

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40 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: Fresh & fancy fabric & foam eggs

  1. Kathy Renz says:

    I bought some fat quarters last year that were Easter prints. Now I know what to do with them! Your directions are crystal clear. I’m looking forward to making these. Thanks!

  2. Jeanne jones says:

    The eggs are very original. I hope to make a few before Easter.

  3. Joan Jaffray says:

    The eggs are beautiful. I’m looking forward to trying this. Thanks for your tutorial.

  4. Diane G. says:

    I love this!! Will try the styro eggs this week! Thank you for the great idea!

  5. Claudia B says:

    Love all the ideas for the eggs!

  6. JuneA** says:

    This is a very clever idea!! I also love the Japanese fabrics!

  7. Tina S says:

    Very cute…especially for country decor. Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. twocheekymonkeys says:

    These are a cute idea – thanks for sharing!

  9. chris says:

    So many to choose.Very nice!

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  11. Bev says:

    Wow what an excellent package for a give away!! I love the fabric eggs and I have purchased several fat quarters in the past with intentions of making these. I guess I will just have to give it a try this time. Thanks for sharing these lovely fabric eggs and for getting me inspired. Anything you and Kathleen George creates is always awesome.

  12. Pam Hutcherson says:

    Can’t wait to get started

  13. Angie Dyer says:

    What I really like with this craft is that you can use fabric scraps that are in your fabric basket! Can go with a specific color theme with coordinating spring colors or even go black and white. They are not breakable like glass, so are much safer for little ones. Would look so cute on your kitchen table in a woven basket with Easter grass. Thanks for sharing this craft idea!

  14. Jeanette says:

    Great ideas for Easter. Wish i had more time to try them all.

  15. Sara Altman says:

    I love these. Easter is a wonderful time of the year and you are making even better.

  16. Jane says:

    What a wonderful array of ideas to decorate Easter Eggs!

  17. Jane says:

    Hi Everyone,
    I need to make everyone of these wonderful eggs! Love them all. Can’t wait…..they all have their own personality – Jane

  18. LisaM says:

    What fun eggs. The fabric is too cute with the hedgehogs on the one. :)

  19. Thank you for this detailed tutorial!
    I’d like to enter your nice giveaway!

  20. Felicia Woodward says:

    I LOVE the styrofoam eggs – they are SO much fun to decorate with!

  21. dragongirl says:

    Found your great website and would love to enter this giveaway. Want to make mosaic eggs!

  22. annehaun says:

    What a great idea and easy to do – my kind of craft!

  23. laurabun says:

    Thanks for the invite to the contest! Easter is my favorite and most difficult season ’cause I want ALL of the bunnies I see, no matter what their mediium! I do like the ones that appear more realistic tho I can be stopped by a cute, furry, fluffy stuffed one!

  24. Glenna Sargent says:

    love the fabric eggs

  25. Melissa says:

    I haven’t seen those eggs locally, so would love to win them!

  26. lynaeve says:

    great use for my fabric scraps.

  27. I would love to win and have fun eating choclote and making eggs, now thats thats what i call a crafting night

  28. Sharon says:

    Thanks again for beautiful eggs. Goes with all the others that you have shown bothe this year and last year.

  29. Such beautiful eggs. I have tried to decoupate styrofoam eggs with fabric, but mine did not turn out well. I can’t wait to try this method. Thank you

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