I never get tired of designing adorable felt animals! This time I’ve created a free Easter sewing pattern for you that is a cute little baby chick and his hand embroidered Easter egg house!
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Free Easter Sewing Pattern
This DIY is certainly beginner friendly and can probably be made in about an hour! It’s a great last-minute Easter gift or decoration to whip up on short notice.
And even though I’ve decided these are an Easter craft, you can totally use them any time of year or for any occasion! Heck, you could even make dark and moody chicks and eggs for Halloween! The beauty of crafting is that there are no rules!
What to do with a DIY Felt Easter Chick
These adorable felt chicks lend themselves so well to Easter decorating!
- You could add string loops to them to use as ornaments in an Easter tree.
- Tuck them into an Easter basket.
- The chicks could be hidden around the house and kiddos would have to reunite them with their little egg houses!
- Felt chicks are the perfect size to tuck into a little one’s pocket or lunch box as a surprise.
- Use the eggs to hold a different small gift, cash or treat.
- Include the chick in a whole zoo of animals! Check out this post of 20 Free Felt Animal Patterns.
What am I missing? What would you do with this DIY felt chick free Easter sewing pattern?
Free Easter Sewing Pattern: Materials
Here’s what you’ll need to make one adorable felt Easter chick and his little egg house:
Printed PDF Pattern (just scroll to the very bottom of the post to get it.)
Chick Felt: 2.5″ x 4″
Egg Felt: 7.5″ x 3.5″
Red Felt: 1″ x .5″
Orange Felt: Scrap
Embroidery Thread in matching colours as well as dark grey, green, pinks and purples
Stuffing – Polyfil or wool roving
Tweezers (or other stuffing tool)
Pins and Needles
Small Embroidery Scissors
It is ABSOLUTELY worth the investment of purchasing good quality wool or wool blend felt. Acrylic craft felt from a dollar store or craft store will not yield the kind of results you’re looking for. It is too thick and fuzzy to produce crisp edges and shapes.
The felt colours I used are Light Pink from The Felt Pod and Swan (blue), Linen (cream), Ochre (lighter yellow) and Mustard from Benzie Design.
Note: The pattern download includes a bonus free pdf of all the hand stitches you’ll need to complete the project!
How to Make a Felt Chick
Cut out all the felt pieces according to the instructions on the pattern. Use small, pointy, embroidery scissors for the tiny pieces and larger fabric scissors for the bigger pieces.
Start by embroidering the details on the little chick.
Use a single strand of orange thread to attach the beak in place with 4 small back stitches. Always start with the beak because it will inform the placement for the eyes.
Two strands of dark grey and three back stitches make the eyes. Position them just above the beak, so that the bottom of the eyes are in line with the top point of the beak.
Use a single strand of a darker shade of yellow to embroider some feathers on the chick belly using either a fly stitch (pictured) or two back stitches in a V shape. 5 stitches seemed right to me, but you can add as many as you’d like!
Next, use 2 strands of matching yellow thread and a tiny blanket stitch to join the front and back of the chick together. Start at bottom right corner of the chick.
As you sew around, tuck the red comb between the layers where marked on the pattern. Secure it in place with the blanket stitching as you work around.
When you get to the bottom left corner of the chick, stop sewing and gently stuff the chick. Make it plump, but not over-stuffed, otherwise he won’t fit in his egg house! 😀
Once he’s appropriately plump, finish blanket stitching across the bottom of the chick.
How to Make a DIY Felt Easter Egg
Start with the floral embroidery on the egg shell half. (Or if you prefer, omit the embroidery altogether. It’s up to you!)
Since this is such a small patch of embroidery, I didn’t bother trying to transfer the design. It lends itself well to a more freehand approach.
But if you’re more comfortable having lines to follow, you could draw the embroidery design with an air erasable pen first. (I use them all the time and they work great.) Alternatively, you could trace the embroidery onto a scrap of white tissue paper, position it on the eggshell and embroider through the felt and paper together. Gently peel away the paper afterwards. This technique also works well. 🙂
1. Start with 2 strands of threads and make 6 lazy daisy stitches in a circle to create a flower. Then make another one next to it. I’ve made my flowers different shades of pink, you can choose whatever colours or shades you prefer.
Use 2 strands of yellow to make french knots in the center of each circle of petals.
2. Switch to 2 strands of green thread and make two stems on either end of the flowers. Pictured here I used a stem stitch but I don’t really like it. On the other eggs I used a split stitch instead.
Then make some tiny leaves where they naturally fit in with the flowers. Use 3 or 4 straight stitches to make each leaf, with the longest stitch in the middle and shorter stitches on either side.
3. Use 2 strands of a different shade to add some tiny X stitches along the green stems.
4. Finally, to assemble the egg, layer 2 whole egg pieces and the broken egg piece and pin them all together.
Use 2 strands of matching white thread and a blanket stitch to join all the layers together.
As you go around, you can tuck a loop of string between the layers at the tip of the egg to turn it into an ornament.
Variation: You can use the same pattern to make a whole egg ornament. Just double up on the embroidery design and gently stuff the egg as you join the front and back together. You’ll see that variation option pictured in a couple of photos below.
Now I tried really hard to pare down the number of photos of the completed chickies in their little egg houses. I really did. But they are so dang cute! So I’m gonna spam you with some photos now. I’m not sorry.
Don’t forget to pick your favourite photo and save it to Pinterest!
Ok that’s it. Aren’t they the sweetest?! I love them so much!
Here’s the sign-up box for the pattern. I promise I won’t send you many emails in the future, because it turns out I’m hopeless at remembering to send stuff to my email list. lol
I hope you enjoy this free Easter sewing pattern, let me know in the comments what you plan to use it for!
Happy Easter Crafting!