Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Easter Deco Tutorial

Ich freue mich sehr, dass so viele von Euch einen Kommentar auf Deutsch hinterlassen haben und hoffe, dass es weiter geht! Ist doch klar, dass ich es verstehen kann, oder? Mein Mann hat keine Lust, alle meine Posts zu korrigieren... Deshalb ist meine Anleitung wie immer auf English, aber Ihr kommt ja gut klar, denke ich. Viel Spaß beim Nähen!

I know I have seen this Easter egg folding technique somewhere, and I got the idea recently to make flowers "pics" out of them and I wanted to share in a tutorial how to do it. Of course, these would be sweet hanging on the Easter tree, adorable gift tags, or whatever else you can imagine... so, I'll show how to get started and then let you take it from there:


Cut one 3.5 inch (ca. 9cm) square of background fabric and reinforce it with a heavier weight interfacing (z.B. Vlieseline G 700 1x oder H 250 2x - dark pink fabric shown here). Cut two - 3.5 (ca. 9cm) inch squares of a coordinating fabric and fold them in half and iron flat, creating a rectangle. (does not need interfacing). Lay the two folded rectangles on top of the first fabric with the folded edges facing each other (mint fabric shown here)

Stitch the two ends of the square as close to the edge as possible as shown below:

Using your fingers, curl the edges of the top layer fabric back so it looks like a half crescent moon so you can see the underneath fabric. Iron in place.

Usining a coordinating thread, sew down the pulled back top fabric. Do this on both sides.

On paper, trace the shape of an egg just slightly smaller than your square. Center it on your sewn square and use it as a template and cut arround it.

Place the egg on a double sided interfacing (z.B. Vliesofix) and cut around it.

Choose a solid color, or other coodinating fabric for the back and reinforce it with a heavier weight interfacing as with the first fabric. Use your pattern template to cut it in the shape of an egg and lay it on the back side of the egg with the double sided interfacing in the middle. Place a craft stick, or a wooden grilling stick in between the layers and iron so the front and back adhere to each other with the stick sandwiched in between.

Stitch the egg as close to the edge as possible and trim excess threads.


Add trims, ribbons, or decorations as desired, and stick in a beautiful basket of spring flowers or arrangement and you have a sweet Easter "Mitbringsel"!

7 comments:

  1. high 5! I never would have thought of this...great idea!

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  2. liebe allison,
    das ist wieder eine wunderbare idee! schon geteilt! danke dir dafür.

    ganz liebe grüße, doro K.

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  3. Hallo Allison,
    eine tolle Idee, das mache ich bestimmt nach...;-))
    Viele liebe Grüße
    Simone

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  4. Hallo Allison,

    die Idee finde ich prima, auch wenn ich (noch) nicht nähe und derzeit nur Stoffe sammle (!). Ich kann mir auch gut vorstellen, dass ich so ein Ei trotzdem "nachbaue". Dann nehme ich halt ersatzweise verschiedene Papiersorten.

    Viele Grüße

    Anke

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