Just like yesterday, you will need an egg shaped template. Draw a rough egg shape to the size you want. I'm using half an A4 sheet of paper.
|Create your egg shaped template|
Next you will need your top fabric. There are no rules here. One piece of pretty fabric or scraps pieced together, anything goes. Just make sure your fabric is larger than your egg shape. You will be needing to add seam allowance this time, so I recommend making the fabric at least 1'' larger all round. I also recommended adding a little iron-on interfacing to both the top and backing fabric to give your egg a little more stability.
For my top fabric, I decided to get fancy and follow the same concept I used in my I Cheat at Curves placemat tutorial. I had some curvy scraps left over so figured I might as well put them to good use. I even found a neat little trick in keeping the strips in place...interfacing.
***Psssst...If you already have your top fabric sorted, you can skip right past these steps***
Cut some iron-on interfacing roughly to the size required.
|Lay out some iron-on interfacing (glue side up).|
|Lay down the first piece|
|Overlap the next piece over the previous.|
|Iron the fabric to the interfacing.|
Sew along each seam. Normally I would use a zig zag, but this time I played with some decorative stitches. I mean, it is for Easter after all.
|Stitch each seam in place.|
Place your egg template on your fabric. It's hard to see in this image, but I actually also have the backing fabric underneath so that I'm cutting them both to size at the same time.
|Place the template on your top and backing fabric.|
|Cut around your template. Remember to include the seam allowance.|
My backing fabric has interfacing to help give the egg some stability.
Sew around the edge, using a 1/2'' seam allowance. Leave a gap to allow you to turn the egg right side out.
Clip the curves, turn the egg right side out and press neatly.
Topstitch around the edge of the egg to close the gap and keep the seam neat. As you can see, I had some more fun with my decorative stitches.
If I were to make this again, I would add more curve to my curves as they came out looking a little straight. Still super cute though.
|Layer the top and backing fabric.|
|Sew around the egg, leaving a turning gap.|
|Turn the egg right side out|
|Topstitch around the edge to close the gap.|
There you have it. A quick and easy Easter mug rug. How cool is that?
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