Easter Egg Warmer Hens
This is a free tutorial for an Easter hen egg warmer. These cute chickens can be used as egg warmers or as pretty decorations for the table or window. The tutorial covers materials for one hen. Since you will only need small amounts of fabric, this is an ideal project to use leftover fabrics you might have. It takes very little time to sew these hens – make them with your kids or as presents for a friend.
For fabric I found some nice cottons, that you can find for quilting: Short strips of yarn in matching Easter colors :-)
- 20 cm – 8 inches cotton fabric for body
- 10 cm – 4 inches cotton fabric for the cockscomb
- 10 cm – 4 inches cotton fabric for the beak
- 20 cm – 8 inches interfacing
- Sewing thread in matching color
- Two beads
- Sewing needle
Step 1 Cut out the fabric for body, cockscomb and interfacing. If your fabric has a right and a wrong side, cut out 2 mirror shaped body parts. (This is not shown on the photo). At the bottom of this post is a PDF file with all templates. Seam allowance is included with these templates.
Step 2 Put interfacing on top of the wrong sides of the body parts.
Step 3 Stack the 4 fabric parts, so the right sides of the body parts are facing each other.
Step 4 Sew the interfacing and body parts together along the edges and leave an open hole on top, where the beak and cockscomb are placed. See photo below for reference.
Step 5 Place both cockscomb parts on top of each other with right sides facing. Stitch at the edges leaving a hole at the bottom.
Step 6 Turn cockcomb’s fabric inside out and iron it flat.
Step 7 Fold the beak’s fabric in half – right side of fabric should turn outside.
Step 8 Fold the fabric once and hold in place with a pin.
Step 9 Turn the fabric around and fold and pin once again.
Step 10 Turn body inside out and sew the beads onto the body.
Step 11 Then pin the beak and cockscomb to the body. Fold the sewing allowance of the body inside and handsew the top of the head together between the two arrows on the photo.
Step 12 Push the lower part of the body up, so you create a pouch for the eggs. Voila – your egg warmer is done :-))
The pattern can be downloaded here:
Please, read my Notes on Copyright, if you want to link to this sewing pattern.