Crafts · Sewing

New Craft Acquired: EPP – English Paper Piecing

     So a few weeks ago I was just on YouTube when it randomly recommended a video for me on EPP, or English paper piecing, a method for hand stitching different shapes together to make a quilt. I’ve always loved the idea of making a quilt using all those lovely fabrics you can find but the problem is I absolutely hate using my sewing machine (I just find it really stressful and not fun at all) and I’m also really bad at cutting fabric to have consistent seam allowances, all of which has put me off ever making a quilt. But when I watched the EPP video that was recommended to me it really stuck with me and so a while after watching it I decided to give it a go with some supplies I had at hand.

     And it was a lot of fun! I love that you cut the shapes on paper (which I am far better at cutting) and can use whatever size pieces of fabric you have on hand and glue it using fabric glue around the paper so you don’t have to worry about making all the fabric seam allowances equal.

     Yeah, I really enjoyed working on some practice hexagons and decided that yes, I do need another craft to take up all my time! So I treated myself to some lovely fabric and have been busy working on making loads of little hexagons that I can hand stitch together.

     And I may have started putting a few together to see how some of the fabrics would look together…

     So no finished craft to show off this post, just showing off the latest craft I’ve discovered that I’m addicted to! If you’ve tried EPP I’d love to hear what you think of it and if not, what’s the latest craft you’ve picked up?

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