Easter Egg Pin Supply List
- Felt in the following colors: light blue, medium purple and light pink.
- Embroidery floss in bright yellow, dark pink and white.
- Pin backs (you can also find these in the beading section of your local sewing and craft store; make sure you purchase ones with holes in the bar for sewing on)
- Light blue sewing thread (to match light blue felt)
- embroidery needle
- From the light blue felt, cut out two whole eggs, cut the center band from the medium purple, and then cut the upper and lower cap sections from the light pink felt (keep track of which piece goes where).
- Place the center band across the middle of one of the light blue egg pieces so that the edges line up (refer to printed pattern for exact placement) and pin in place with a straight pin. Using three strands of yellow floss, stitch across the top and bottom edges of the middle band with a running stitch (do not stitch across the short edges). Follow the contours of the band and try to space the running stitches so that they end near the points of the band. For reference, my stitches were just over 1/16 of an inch in length.
- Next, place the upper cap piece on the top of the egg piece so that the edges match up and pin. Use six strands of the dark pink embroidery floss and sew across the bottom edge of the cap with a slanted stitch (see photo). Optional: when you finish stitching across the edge, use the remaining floss to make a few randomly spaced French knots. Repeat process with the bottom cap piece, reversing the direction of the slant so that it is opposite the top one.
- Put the second blue egg piece underneath the stitched egg and sew them together with a blanket stitch to secure all of the layers. Tie off floss securely when finished.
- To finish the pin, sew a pin back securely on the back using the matching sewing thread. Be sure to not stitch through the front of the pin.
- The easiest way to change the look of your pin is to use different color combinations of felt and embroidery thread. Be sure to always use constrasting color of floss to stitch the felt pieces to make them pop.
- You can leave off the cap pieces and use beads or sequins to decorate the top and bottom of the egg.
- If you are feeling really ambitious, do some silk ribbon embroidery across the center band
I hope you enjoy this project! If you make up this project, please send a photo! I would love to see your versions.