Jenny Blair’s brilliant felt easter eggs make the perfect addition to your celebrations. If you want to try Easter embroidery designs for the time, these great felt easter eggs are quick and easy to make, and use backstitch, satin stitch and French knots. We have the guides you need to master these stitches for you here on Gathered! Click for our how to do satin stitch, how to do French knots and how to backstitch tutorials. They look so sophisticated, it is hard to believe they are felt easter eggs and not Faberge! You can embroider the flowers on your felt Easter eggs, or use felt scraps to cut these from felt, as we have in our picture. With our simple step-by-step guide, your Easter embroidery designs will be spectacular this year.
Felt easter egg materials
- Wool felt: 12x20cm
- Wool felt scraps, in a coordinating shade for the flowers
- Stranded cotton: 1 skein each of white and blue to match the felt Water-soluble stabiliser
- Permanent marker
- Soft toy stuffing
- Ribbon or cord for hanging (optional)
- Basic embroidery kit
- Felt easter egg templates
You Will Need
- Wool felt
- Stranded cotton
- Soft toy stuffing
Trace the four egg side embroidery templates separately on to the water soluble stabiliser using a permanent ink pen. Attach the traced stabiliser pieces onto the felt piece ready to embroider, leaving at least 5mm between each one.
Use three strands of stranded cotton throughout for all the stitching. Use a variety of different colours or refer to the photo for guidance.
Work the outlines of the larger leaves and the stems in Backstitch. Use Satin Stitch to fill the flowers and smaller leaves on the stems. Add a French Knot on each marked dot, making those that are part of the little flowers smaller by reducing the number of times the thread is wound around the needle.
If you wish to add felt flowers instead of embroidering them, cut out the flower templates and draw around them on the felt scraps and then cut out using small scissors. Embroider in place with a cluster of French Knots in the centre.
Cut out each embroidered side piece slightly larger than the template size to allow for any shrinkage in the water. Soak in cold water to remove the stabiliser and then allow the felt to dry. Once the felt is dry carefully trim the edges to the correct size by placing the egg side template centrally on top and cutting round it. Take care not to cut through any of your worked stitches.
Stitch the egg side pieces together using Whip Stitch, ensuring the sides line up neatly and you are matching up the top of the side pieces with each other. These positions are labelled (T) on the templates.
Leave a gap between two of the side pieces to allow for stuffing.
Fill the egg with soft toy stuffing until plump but not too firm. Continue using Whip Stitch to stitch the gap closed.