Fabrics are fun and create excitement. The colors, patterns, and combinations can be thrilling! What better way to “color” Easter eggs than with fabric? No messy dyes, and the combination of colorful and textured swatches are similar to a delicious assortment of food on a plate.
To make these fabric egg designs, visit your local craft store for various sizes of styrofoam eggs. Gather scraps of your favorite fabrics. You’ll be amazed at how far a tiny piece of fabric will take you.
Cut your coordinating fabrics into 3/8″ to 5/8″ strips, depending on the size of eggs you’re using. I recommend bias strips. Mine weren’t all cut on the bias, but I was more pleased with the way these could be stretched just a little to hug the egg around the curves. I used the more narrow strips for my 2-1/2″ eggs and the wider strips for the 3″ eggs.
I allowed enough length to slightly lap over the top and bottom of my eggs and glued them at the both ends. It would also work to cut them longer and wrap the entire egg and glue both ends at the bottom side only.
As you hot-glue the strips length-wise on the eggs, overlapping the edges slightly, stretch the fabric a little as you glue. Work your way around the egg, gluing strips that alternate in color, print, and scale.
Don’t worry about the edges fraying a little. In time, it’ll add character. I’m looking forward to the years ahead of removing the eggs from storage each spring, enjoying their worn and slightly tattered look.
I’d be willing to bet you’ll come up with some great color and pattern combinations. Have fun, y’all!
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