Gorgeous Easter Sewing Projects

Easter, and the long weekend that comes with it, will be on us before you know it.  Have you ever sewn up some little Easter baskets or bunnies?  If you haven’t, here are some ideas for Easter sewing projects.  Either make them before Easter to add some fun and magic to the day, or tackle them during Easter weekend for something to keep you busy (and your hands from reaching for another chocolate egg!).

Easter placemats

Pam, from Leaves and Stitches, made some sweet Easter egg placemats using fused appliqué.  She shares a tutorial and downloadable PDF’s of the patterns on her blog so you can make your own placemats using colours that appeal to you.  Imagine presenting Easter breakfast for your children or grandkids on these fun eggy placemats?!

fabric Easter bunny

To keep the chocolate load to a manageable level, how about replacing some of the eggs in the kid’s baskets with one or two of these adorable fabric bunnies?  Courtney from Optimistic Mommy blog, shares this super simple and easy Easter bunny project that can be made using six or nine inch squares of fabric.  Did I hear someone say scrap buster?!

Easter baskets

We’ve mentioned egg baskets, but have you thought of making your own?  These lovely little Easter baskets are made by Peta from She Quilts A Lot and they feature some neat wool appliqué.  If you haven’t tried to work with wool, this would be a great project to start with as it’s just a small bit of wool appliqué on the front of a cotton fabric basket.  Fill it with eggs (and fabric rabbits) and you have a wonderful, personalised Easter gift.

bunny bag

Okay, I said, “Awwww!” out loud when I saw these!  I know my little 8-year-old would love one of these bags.  They call it an Easter basket, but I think it’s a wee bit big for a basket to fill with treats, my tummy hurts just thinking about it!  This bunny bag is pretty sweet whatever you decide to use it for, and it’s available as a free beginner pattern from pen + paper patterns via Craftsy.

Folded fabric easter eggs

These folded fabric Easter egg ornaments are just breathtaking.  This isn’t a free pattern, but the intricate beauty of them is astounding and I urge you to have a look at Staci Ann’s website, The Ornament Girl.  They would be lovely Easter heirlooms that come out each year to decorate your Easter table.

egg gathering apron

Lastly, and this one is just for fun!  How about this egg gathering apron from Lori Griffiths of Fearless Makers?  Now, I actually used to have chickens before I began living on a boat and this apron would have been just the thing!  Can you imagine it filled with Easter eggs?!  Yum!

Happy Easter everyone!  No matter how you spend the holiday, have a safe and happy one.



Charlotte has been quilting for more than 10 years, making both traditional quilts and art quilts and loving both processes. She teaches and writes about quilting to help introduce more people to this awesome craft. She lives in Northland on a boat with her husband, two children, a dog, a cat and two sewing machines – fabric and stitch are her escape! You can also find Charlotte's writings on her blog The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady


  1. Very cute and very easy bunnies. A great little gift for the nephews and a great little hand sewing project to do in front of the TV.

  2. marnie4786@gmail.com' Marnie Siimpson says:

    I really enjoy reading the Quilting Focus newsletters. This one with all the Easter projects and the related posts have me keen to get started.

  3. karendg62@gmail.com' Karen Garreffa says:

    Great! Now that I have seen these cute Easter baskets, I’ll have to pull an all nighter to make some! Yeah, thanks!!!
    ( Absolutely adorable! )

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