How to ... make Bunny Egg Cosies - Red Ted Art's Blog

How to … make Bunny Egg Cosies

| April 15, 2011 | 27 Comments

I have a thing about Egg Cosies.. don’t ask me what it is, but I adore them!!! Everytime I see them somewhere or “another”, I am like “oooh, I want”. So, I finally got round to making some for us and of course for Red Ted Art. These are super cute and super easy… and I love them, as they remind me of our Christmas Ornaments (the same technique).

It was only after I made them and sized them all up etc and went to take a photo of the two finished bunnies, that I realised I used a “small egg” in order to do my measurements. Doh! The good thing about felt though, is that it does stretch and reshape if you pull it a little. So that is fine. I have adjusted the “pattern” to fit medium eggs… but I do suggest you make one – “test” it on one of YOUR eggs before you make more.. you never know!

Per Bunny: 1/2 of a “standard square” of felt, contrasting felt for ears, embroidery thread for stitching and additional thread for eyes and nose

I used brown & light pink, with blue eyes and grey, with a rose coloured thread and blue eyes. Am thinking of making a black bunny too.

Here is the “pattern” – I am not sure how it prints out (sorry) – so check the dimension are right, I had a techie fail moment this week :-(

1) Cut out all your parts – two for front and back, 4 parts for the main but of the ear and 2 parts for the inside of the ear

Blanket Stitch

2) Sew the ears first: I stitched on the contrasting inner ear with three small stitches. Then worked the blanket stitch all around. Once I had finished the ear, I “pinched it” and sewed in a fold.

3) Take the front and back and start stitching. When you get to what “roughly looks the top, add in the ear. I sewed it in quite tightly and it isn’t quite as neat as I hope, but I think it is fine… add 2-4 more blanket stitches and then add the 2nd ear! Finish rest of bunny.

4) Using your egg to double check – mark out a spot for nose and eyes and add a few stitches for these. I did light pink for the nose and a cross stitch in blue for each eye. I also did a cross stitch in the back as a tail. I think it may be easier to add these stitches first, but I wanted to get the positioning right. So it is your call!

Finished!

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  1. Sharon cheekymonkeyschildminding says:

    This is brilliant and just the sewing project for my bored 10 yr old today xx

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Ooooh these are perfect projects for a 10yrs old :-) maybe make the dimensions a TINY bit larger, which means they do larger stitches if necessary!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Cathy :-)

  3. maryanne says:

    These are darling!

  4. How cute, I may get DD onto this project!

  5. They’re really pretty. Kids will love them. You could make a fortune, especially at time of year!

    CJ xx

  6. These are so cute. I will dig out my felt next Easter!

  7. Wow these are super adorable!!

  8. Jaclyn says:

    Very cute! What a great easter idea! I would be perfect for the kids table! Thanks for the inspiration! I would love if you linked up to my Make it for less Mondays!

    http://www.Simplycadence.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!
    Jaclyn

  9. These would be great to do with older children as well! Many thanks Maggy for linking to the RC!

  10. Rachel says:

    These are just darling!!!!!! I love them!

  11. Lolly Jane says:

    Super cute! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! We would ? for you to link this up :)

    :)Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

  12. Amanda says:

    How cute are those?!?!

  13. Andrea says:

    Cute! I might adapt this to a finger puppet. :)

  14. PartyMom says:

    These are so adorable! I love how you can hand-sew them…because I’m one of many without a sewing machine! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Maggy simply adorable!! I have featured these today. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to the Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  16. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh thank you!! Will come and grab a button!

    Maggy

  17. Really cute. The kids will love them

  18. Rachel says:

    I just love these!!! So adorable!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday! I’ll be posting the next party tomorrow night. I’d love to have you back for another week of fun!

    :)rachel at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

  19. Amanda says:

    These wouls make a lovely pressie as well as a craft project for children….lovely

  20. mummiafelice says:

    wow amazing are these!? Thanks for linking up :)

  21. adorable! thanks for sharing this and the cute crown project on Craft schooling Sunday!

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