Yo Yo embellished Easter egg

So pretty! Love this yo yo embellished Easter egg on sewmccool.com!

Here comes Peter Cottontail…

Hopping down the bunny trail…

hiding yo yo embellished Easter eggs along the way..

(wait – that’s not how the song goes?)

I mentioned before that I’ve been a little addicted to sewing fabric yo yos.

I figured I could use some of those to decorate a foam egg for Easter. You know, so they’re not scattered around the house. Or maybe I really did want to do something else pretty with them….

….like this fabulous egg.

What you’ll need:

* 25-30 yo yos, made from the size 30mm Clover-brand yo yo maker (see my yo yo tutorial to learn how to make them!)

* Foam egg, about 3in long, sold at your local big box craft retailer

* Flat-head pins

How to make a yo yo embellished Easter Egg

First, you’ll need to get your have your egg handy, and your yo yos sewn. This isn’t an afternoon project, because the yo yos will take time to make! So use this as a hand-sewing project that you keep with you while watching television, waiting for appointments, or sitting at sporting events when you don’t need to pay attention (as in: it’s not your child’s turn at bat, lol!)

(unless you’re a more attentive sports fan than I am.)

yo yo egg 1 sewmccool

yo yo egg 2 sewmccool

Once your yo yos are finished, it’s time to make the yo yo embellished Easter egg. Have your pins handy…and then…

….this is the tricky part!


Pin them in a pleasing pattern around your egg. My daughter choose the pattern we used.

yo yo easter egg tutorial by sewmccool

Now display proudly! You can also add buttons or beads to the top of your yo yos, to make your yo yo embellished Easter egg even more fancy!

Oh – small prints work best here. I used pretty fabric from Riley Blake Designs.

I hope I’ve inspired you to make a yo yo embellished Easter egg or two! If you enjoyed this tutorial, you’ll also enjoy this fabric cuff tutorial.

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