How to make a cute scrap busting chicken egg cosy. This little egg cosy will cover one or two Kinder eggs, perfect for hiding the little eggs away for the big Easter hunt or as table decoration. It can then double up as an egg cosy for the rest of the year.
- Scraps of felt for the wings, beak and comb at the top of the head. (Mix and match colours as you wish)
- Bondaweb (enough for two wings and two hearts)
- Patterned cotton for the hearts
- Patterned cotton for the outside of the chicken body
- White cotton for the inside of the chicken body
- Embroidery thread / floss
- Machine sewing thread
- Pattern to download click here (print out the pattern at 100% on A4 paper)
- Paper and fabric scissors
- Sewing needle
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine
- Printer and A4 paper
Print and cut out all of the pattern pieces.
Start by tracing the wings and the hearts onto the paper side of the bonaweb. Note in the image below the wings are traced in opposite directions for the left and right sides of the chicken body.
Cut out around the wings and place onto the scraps of felt, sticky/rough side down on the felt, iron in place and leave to cool.
Place the hearts onto the scrap of cotton, sticky/rough side down onto the wrong side of the cotton. iron in place and leave to cool.
Cut out all of the pieces as outlined in the pattern. Trim down the wings and the hearts.
Peel away the paper backing on the hearts, and position in the centre of the wings, iron in place and leave to cool.
Peel away the paper backing off the wings and position on both sides of the chicken’s body, note the image below. Iron in place and leave to cool.
Taking the embroidery thread / floss, and using three strands work a running stitch around the hearts and the wings, this adds extra strength to the appliquéd sections.
Next position the comb and the beak as shown in the image below.
Place the body sections over each other, right side of fabric to right side of fabric and pin in place.
Machine sew around the chicken body leaving a 1/4″ / .5 cm seam allowance. Do not sew along the base of the chicken body as indicated in the pattern.
Turn the chicken right side out, using a chopstick to push out the tail section.
Note: Before turning, snip into any curved areas to allow the seams to turn smoothly, making sure not to cut through the line of stitching.
Machine sew around the chicken lining, again leaving the bottom section unsewn.
Do not turn this section right side out.
Place the patterned chicken inside the lining, fabrics should be right side to right side, line up the unsown sections at the base and pin together.
Machine sew together, leaving a small section open for turning the chicken right side out. See image below.
Turn the entire chicken right side out.
There is no need to pop out the head and the tail section of the lining as it fits up inside the main body.
Use the chopstick to pop the lining into the tail and the head sections.
Finally ladder stitch the unsewn opening closed.