Honeybee Cloths - Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy to sew pre-cuts. Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt, patterns & notions.
Sewing supplies for busy bees - free patterns - easy to sew pre-cuts - Pretty cotton prints - fresh cut off the bolt - patterns & notions.
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"How do you like your eggs in a morning?" If like me, you like them kept warm in an egg cosy, then this pattern is for you x
They're fun to make, and an easy Easter holiday project for young sewers.
The tutorial below is for the bunting egg cosy, but if your prefer to sew a heart on the front of your cosy, the heart template is also included in the pattern.
TO MAKE YOUR EGG COSY ....
1. Print out the Egg cosy pattern here (.pdf file). Cut out template.
2. Mark curves on prairie cloth as shown on the pattern. Using dark coloured thread sew the bunting string, either by machine or by hand using a backstitch.
3. Cut out several triangles from the bright coloured scrap, and glue them in position along the bunting string.
Using light coloured thread machine or hand sew close to the edge of the triangles.
Add lower trim:
4. Pin the strip of gingham to lower edge of prairie cloth RST. Sew ¼” seam. Press seam open. Fold and press a ¼ “ double hem along bottom of gingham trim.
Sew cosy outer:
5. Fold prairie cloth right sides together.
Fold ribbon in half and insert the ribbon loop inside the top of the cosy. Pin in place.
6. Pin pattern to wrong side leaving at least ¼” seam allowance all the way around. Machine sew around the edge of the template
Trim surplus fabric leaving ¼” seam, and carfeully snip to curves, taking care not to cut through stitching.
Sew cosy inner and lining
7. Place plain fabric on top of wadding and fold both wadding and fabric in half. This makes a wadding sandwich, where the plain fabric is on the inside of the sandwich.
Pin pattern to fabric sandwich, leaving at least ¼” seam allowance all the way around. As in step 6 machine sew close to edge of template.
Trim surplus fabric leaving ¼” seam.
The inner wadding pocket and outer egg cosy are complete, and already to be put together.
Putting the inside and outside together
8. Fold wadding pocket in half lengthways so it slips easily inside egg cosy outer.
Place hand inside wadding pocket, inbetween the two layers of cotton fabric, and push wadding pocket into position, making sure it fits snugly inside the egg cosy outer.
9. Enclose lower raw edge of wadding pocket inside the gingham hem. Slipstitch or machine to close opening.
Happy springtime x
Pattern not for resale. For personal use only.
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For each egg cosy you will need:
1 - 5cm x 10cm - prairie cloth, linen or cotton.
1- 3cm x 10cm - gingham.
1 - 5cm x 10cm - cotton for lining
1 - 5cm x 10cm - wadding
Handful of little pieces of cloth or felt in bright spring colours
Bondaweb or fabric glue
Dark thread for bunting string
Equipment: Pencil, Scissors, Pins, Needle, Sewing machine. Iron.