Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner. I love this time of year when the flowers start to bloom (at least in North Carolina, where I live) and the colors around us seem to shift from greys to pastels. One of my favorite spring traditions is dying Easter eggs with my children, then enjoying the lovely colors we created together. This year, my daughter and I are starting another Easter tradition—this time in my studio, when we spend some Mommy/Daughter time together stitching a sweet set of Bunny Easter Egg Holders to display on our Easter table. I hope you enjoy stitching your own set and start a new family tradition of your own!
Bunny Easter Egg Holders are made right in the hoop of your embroidery machine. I love using wool-blend felt with my ‘in the hoop’ projects since it cuts cleanly, embroiders beautifully, and keeps its shape, plus it will hold up for many more Easter Celebrations! Ask your local BERNINA store if they carry wool-blend felt so you can give it try and see for yourself.
Materials to sew an Easter Egg Holder
- Large Oval Hoop
- 2 pieces of felt for the base of the egg holder, cut to 7” x 4”
- 1 piece of felt for the bunny, cut to 4” x 3”
- Thread to coordinate with each color of felt, plus grey and pink
- Tearaway Stabilizer
- Bunny Easter Egg Holder Embroidery Design
Note: All measurements are listed width x length
Instructions how to create a Easter egg holder
Hoop a piece of tearaway stabilizer in your Large Oval Hoop.
Using thread to match your base felt color, sew Stitch Sequence 1 to create a placement line
directly on the stabilizer.
Center one 7” x 4” piece of felt over the placement line, making sure the felt is covering all of
the stitches. Tape in place. Sew Stitch Sequence 2 to tack down the felt and create a bunnyshaped
Replace the hoop on your machine. Using grey thread, sew Sew Stitch Sequence 4 to create
the bunny’s eyes.
Remove the hoop from your machine, leaving the project hooped. Turn the hoop over to the
back. Place the final piece of felt over the placement lines and tape in place.
Remove the project from the hoop and tearaway the excess stabilizer.
Trim around the project leaving a small border.
Clip a line into the stitched notches on each side of the base, as shown, being careful not to
cut through the stitches.
To finish, pull the ends of the base toward the back and slide one notch into the other to
create a stand.
Pop a pretty Easter Egg inside your adorable Bunny Easter Egg Holder!
Easter Egg Holder by Lisa Archer, BERNINA Ambassador, Home Embroidery Spokesperson, and owner of Pickle Pie Designs.