Make a vintage style Egg Cosy and keep your perfectly boiled eggs nice and warm while you butter your toast soldiers.
Is there anything more nostalgic than dipping warm buttered toast into warm runny eggs? It has to be the most comforting breakfast, and paired with a nice cup of tea, well it’s almost the perfect start to a morning.
The only thing that could improve the perfect soft boiled egg is topping of with a cheerful little egg cosy cover to keep it warm.
Inspired by the humble vintage egg cosy used by Nannas long ago, these look great mix and matched with vintage egg cups picked up from thrift stores and flea markets.
These pretty egg cosies are so easy to make, and are a lovely way to use up those small scraps of colourful trim and felt left over from bigger craft projects.
If you don’t have a sewing machine you can hand stitch them fairly quickly. I’ve included a downloadable template to make things super simple.
Why not make a few this Easter?
Add a thrifted vintage egg cup and a chocolate egg for a truly personal gift.
Make a Vintage Style Egg Cosy from Felt
You will need :
- Template – Felt Egg Cosy Template PDF
- Felt scraps – wool blanket, felted knitwear or bought felt are all suitable
- Colourful trims or ribbon remnants (about 9cm)
- Embroidery floss to match felt colour (if sewing by hand)
- General Sewing supplies
1. Print and cut template to use as a pattern.
2. Cut two pattern pieces from the felt.
3. Sew on length of trim across one of the felt pieces about 1/2 cm from the bottom.
4. Sew the front and back felt pieces together with a seam as close to the curved edge as possible. Keep the bottom hem open. If you don’t have a sewing machine, hand stitch around with either a whip stitch or blanket stitch.
All done! So easy to make and such a lovely way to show off a collection of vintage trims.
This post was originally published in March 2013 – Updated April 2020