Thursday, 28 January 2021

EPP Necessities Sew Along

Welcome to English Paper Piecing Necessities Sew Along!

I am very excited to be sewing with all of you together over the next one month! This is a low key relaxed sew along that will be running for 4 weeks on Instagram from the 4th of February til the 28th of February by the hosts of the Sip Tea and EPP party Irina and I.

You can find all the information on how you can join us here and on Irina's blog. We will also keep you updated through our weekly posts on our Instagram accounts: @nordiccrafter and @stitchingnotes.

During the following four weeks we will be making EPP necessity items from any pattern you like, including your own. It could be absolutely anything. Here are just a few suggestions: a pincushion, project bag, pouch, zipper case, scissors keeper. The only requirement is that your project must include English Paper Piecing in any form, even just a panel or an embellishment.

Anyone can participate in this sew along regardless of the skill level, but there are a few requirements and rules that have to be met to participate in a prize draw at the end of the sew along:

  • have a public Instagram account
  • start an EPP necessities project that you intend to complete within the 4 weeks
  • use any pattern you like, including your own
  • start on the 4th of February
  • finish on the 28th of February - this is the final day you can post a photo of your finished make on Instagram
  • your project can be made entirely using EPP method or only include EPP elements
  • share your progress on Instagram under the #eppnecessitiesSAL hashtag
  • tag the hosts Irina @nordiccrafter and Larisa @stitchingnotes
At the end of the sew along, Irina and I will pick three winners in three different categories.

  • Original design
We will be looking for an original design. We know how creative you can be and how many original and unique ideas you have. Just let your imagination and creativity run wild while we are sewing all together.
  • Delicate details
We would love to see projects featuring delicate details. It could be anything like some tiny fussy cuts, embroidery motifs, applique elements. The choice is yours.
  • Your favourite make
At the end of the sew along we will ask all our participants to nominate their favourite make as the winner for the third category.

Irina and I will also have a small surprise for two of you who are going to try the English Paper Piecing technique for the first time during our sew along.


Week 1    4.02.2021 - 10.02.2021
  • pick a pattern
  • pull fabrics for your project
  • gather EPP supplies
  • start basting EPP shapes and sewing them into panels
Week 2-3    11.02.2021 - 24.02.2021
  • continue sewing shapes together
  • start putting the final project together
Week 4    25.02.2021 - 4.03.2021
  • finishing and sharing the final project
  • last day to post the fished project is 28th of February
Now is the most exciting part - the prizes. They always add a bit more excitement and fun to the sew alongs, right? We are thrilled to have Ava and Neve as our supporter for this sew along. Ava and Neve is an Australia based Liberty Tana Lawn store and they are kindly giving an EPP starter kit to our three lucky winners. Two lucky winners will also get a PDF sewing pattern of their choice from @nordiccrafter or @stitchingnotes. All five winners will be announced on the 4th of March on Instagram.

If you are new to English Paper Piecing, please follow the links below to help you with the basics of EPP.

Most importantly please enjoy this fun sewing time together with a community of crafters who share love and passion for English Paper Piecing. Try using the materials and patterns you already have and simply be creative! Irina and I are looking forward to sewing together with you and seeing your amazing EPP necessities makes! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Irina on Instagram or our emails. We are here to help you!

Happy sewing! Larisa xox