Oink Oink Egg Cozy - Felt Giveaway worth over £35!

I have a big bundle of 100 sheets of felt to give away to one of you via the lovely people at Viking Direct - see the details of what you will win here - Pack of Coloured Felt


Entry is easy - leave a comment on the blog with a link to your favourite felt tutorial or make from a craft blog! (it can be your own tutorial or can be from a blog you like, just paste the link in and let me know why you love it)

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The winner will be notified by email (entries close 17th October)  Good Luck!

Felt Egg Cosy Tutorial

It started with a lot of scribbling in my sketch book - you can just make out the pig idea!

Make a Pig Egg Cosy!

I thought a make up a little felt tutorial myself! I made a cute little pig egg cosy, these would make lovely gifts for kids (although I gave this one to my mum!) 

I actually used Pi today when sewing up an egg cosy!  I had to work out the circumference in order to ensure the little template I made covered the egg cup properly.  

I made a really simple template egg cosy shape ensuring it was big enough to fit the egg cup when sewn up, basically just an elongated semi-circle and cut two out of the pink felt and then cut out a pair of ears - I just did this freehand.  Then I sandwiched the ears in and sewed up the edge.

The ears popping out as I turn it right side out!

I made the ears reall oversized so it would look more fun!

I found a big wooden button for the snout - needs to be a two hole button, the bigger the better in my opinion and stitched it on with some dark pink thread.

Next I embroidered on some piggy close set eyes.

The ears needed a little definition so I stitched a little tuck at the bottom of each to give them some shape.

and voila a super quick project that a child could sew up!  I'm going to make a little set of farm animals egg cosies as a gift!

I can't wait to see all of the tutorials you share in the comments - don't forget to say a little about them!