She even added a funny little face to one of the eggs ;)
Now on to the craft! I was inspired by this shirt that I that found online.
Here is how I made my own "CTG" version of the Easter Egg Shirt.
1. I found these cute shirts for $2.50 at Wal-Mart.
2. I used the felt and cut out an egg. No measuring or pattern, I just eye-balled it. You can make it as big or small as needed. I like using felt under the fabric to make the 'applique' a little thicker.
3. Using the felt as a pattern, cut a an egg out of the fabric. Both the felt and the gingham egg will be sewn to the shirt, once the ruffles have been added.
4. Now it's time to make the ruffle stripes. I cut 4 strips of ribbon, each one about 1.5-2 times the width of the egg. Heat seal the edges of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying. To make the ruffles-run a long, wide stitch down the middle of the ribbon.
Then gently pull on of the threads and the ribbon will gather in a ruffle. Do not pull the thread out or your ruffle will come apart.
When it is all 'ruffled' tie the threads into a small knot. Then cut off the extra thread.
4. Repeat the ruffle process with other pieces of ribbon. And then pin them onto the egg as desired. Sew the ruffles to the egg (felt and gingham are placed together) using a straight stitch.
5. Using your 'applique' setting or just a tight zig-zag stitch, sew it to the shirt by stitching around the egg.
6. Now you're all done- smile!
This can easily be done in a 'boy version' too. You could do it in primary colors, pastel blues,greens, yellows, or even camo! The ribbon does not have to be ruffled :)
OR --you can modify the applique and make a cute spring/summer shirt. Get creative! Cut the felt and fabric in the shape of a heart, star, letter of the alphabet, number, truck, train, crown, crayon, animal silhouette, etc.
PS. Don't forget to open a Resurrection Egg today- it's a great way to share the Easter story with your little ones.
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