I’m participating in a felt food swap this month. I thought I’d try making an Easter egg from a fair isle sweater to see what would happen and this is the result.
I felted the wool sweater in the washer, then cut out the 4 egg sections. Each of the edges are sewn by butting them together with the neighboring section, matching up the pattern.
It’s completely hand sewn and stuffed with poly-fill. The felted wool is so thick that sewing and turning wouldn’t have worked well at all.
It came out rather large since the pattern I had called for a 1/4 inch seam. It’s 4 inches tall and nearly 10 inches around. It’s about the size of a goose egg.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to make these for the swap yet, but if I do, I’ll make them smaller for easier mailing.