Fabric

Fabric-Dyed Easter Eggs

By  Rebekah Meier 

size: 4"x4"

  • Fabric-Dyed Easter Eggs

Materials

  • Osnaburg or linen fabric, 1/4 yd.
  • Papier mâché box, 4-1/2"x7"
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Light tan thread
  • Embellishments: lace, buttons, fabric flower
  • Old book pages or paper with text

Tools

  • Rit Dye: Golden Yellow, Rose Pink, Tan
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Acrylic paints: cream, pink, light yellow
  • Aleene's Matte Collage Pauge
  • Paper crinkles or shredded paper

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, pins, embroidery needle, disappearing fabric marker, foam brush, measuring cup, spoon, two plastic containers

Pattern - Fabric-Dyed Easter Eggs

  • Note
  • 1. Use 1/4" seam allowance for all machine stitching. One egg was left un-dyed.
  • Eggs
  • 1. In plastic container, mix dye and water following manufacturer's instructions for desired color. In separate containers, mix each color. Test color with scrap fabric and adjust if needed. (Note: Designer used 1/2 cap Tan and 1 cap Rose Pink for pink color; 1/2 cap Tan and 1/2 cap Golden Yellow for yellow color.)
  • 2. Cut two 8" linen squares. Dip fabric into dye mixture until desired color is achieved. Remove and let dry. Repeat for remaining square.
  • 3. Print out pattern. Trace egg pattern onto double thickness of fabric; cut out on traced line. Repeat for four fabric pieces.
  • 4. Position two egg shapes together, aligning edges. Machine stitch, beginning on one dot, and continue sewing to remaining dot, following pattern. Trim seam allowance. Repeat with remaining egg shapes.
  • 5. Position two halves right sides facing; match up dots and sew around egg, leaving 1" opening. Turn right side out and stuff with fiberfill. Slip stitch opening closed with thread.
  • 6. Wrap egg with vintage lace and sew embellishments on center of lace.
  • Box
  • 1. Apply old book pages to papier-mâché box using collage pauge. Let dry. Drybrush edges of box cream. Paint box with pink and yellow polka dots. Fill box with paper crinkles. Display eggs inside.