Children’s Fabric and Cardboard Sewn Easter Eggs

Children Learning to Sew!  Easter Projects.

So, I am now back with an amazing workshop I conducted a week ago with Italian children age 4-8.  I can not express how amazing it is for me to teach sewing, especially to children.  At a young age they begin to see the beauty of creating with their own hands.  DSCN5134

Since the children are so young, and for most of the it was the first time to try hand-sewing I used embroidery needles.  Which are perfect with the big eye and not point!  And because we are so close to Easter, I decided to make oval egg shapes!

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Using boxes from our local grocery story, I began cutting out the egg shapes.  DSCN5125

I then cut a smaller egg shape, about 3/4 of an inch smaller and used an exacto knife to cut.

The inner egg shape was later used to let each child color a design.  With a large nail I made holes along the design and let them sew along their design.

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Using a lace fabric and an open net fabric I hot glued the fabric on the egg frame.  Fabric is perfect because you can stretch and make it taught on the frame.  The idea is to use it as an embroidery frame.  DSCN5129

I then trimmed off the excess fabric after attaching the fabric with the hot glue. DSCN5128I had two choices of fabrics for them to choose from.  Now they ready to have amazing designs stitched on them!

Fabric Egg

Fabric Egg

Sewing Easter Eggs

Cardboard Egg

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I am a Texas Gal who lives in the country-side of Italy.

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