Easter is a great time to stitch up something sweet for a basket of treats for kids or grandkids. It's also lots of fun to embroider eggs, happy bunnies or other sweet animals to decorate your home...or yourself! Below you'll find eleven projects and patterns to inspire your stitching. They are all fairly simple, but Easter is coming so you better hop to it!
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For a beautiful Easter project that you'll want to keep around all spring, check out these lamb & chick sachets from Amy Sinibaldi. She links to her free embroidery patterns, and from there you can also get a bunny pattern and see how to sew some little embroidered bags!
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This beautiful Easter egg embroidery is also useful because it's sewn into a pin cushion! Use it to stash your threaded embroidery needles, or fill it with weighted filler and you have a spring paperweight! Although the embroidery pattern itself isn't given, Kitty Wilkins and Hillary Goodwin show several ideas for what you might stitch in your egg!
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Easter Eggs Pattern Set
The Easter Bunny hopped right inside his basket in this free pattern. It's easy to stitch and would look wonderful as an embroidered kitchen towel. Or frame the Easter Bunny Basket design in a hoop and use it for spring decor!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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In Australia, kids enjoy a treat known as fairy bread. It's bread covered with teeny sprinkles, and that was the inspiration for this embroidered bunny! Each dot is a french knot, and Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane shows you how to stitch this up with even sprinkle coverage!
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You can help your kids practice embroidery with these happy Easter egg stitching cards from Handmade Charlotte. And stitching these little egg ornaments isn't limited to just kids, you may find that you need a set for yourself too!
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This sweet design from Sarah Jane Studios combines embroidery and applique and is a collaboration between mother and daughter. Though it's shown here in a hoop, Sarah Jane made the finished work into a pillow.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World never fails to come up with adorable project ideas. This free felt egg features stunning embroidery and which comes together to make a stuffed egg. Kids would love to play with it, I'm sure, but it's so beautiful you'll probably want to keep it on display!
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If you're looking for an easy way to bring some Easter to your kitchen, head to Bird Brain Designs for this free pattern. Then stitch it on a towel for quick and useful decor. While you're there, you can also grab another free design for a grouping of Easter eggs.