I love small and quick makes that require little time to complete and let you fuss with tiny details. With the Sip Tea and EPP party in full swing, I get constantly asked where to start if you are new to English Paper Piecing and not sure what to make with all the hexagons you are making. I thought that I would share with you an updated version of the Stitching Notes Needlebook that you can beautify with a hexagon flower. It is small and it would fit perfectly in any project bag, pouch or your EPP box. I hope that this small make would be a good starting point for you, and it would inspire you to give English Paper Piecing technique a go and open to you a new exciting world of slow hand stitching.
- A piece of linen 4" by 7 3/4" for the outer layer
- A piece of cotton 4" by 7 3/4" for the inner layer
- A piece of batting 31/2" by 7 1/4"
- Two pieces of good quality wool felt about 2" by 2 3/4" (I highly recommend using wool felt and a rotary cutter to cut felt for this project)
- A couple of ribbons, buttons or fabric snippets (optional)
- Embroidery floss
- Sewing pins, thin needles, rotary cutter, fabric scissors
- Seven 1/2" hexagon papers
- One scrap of solid fabric for the middle
- Six scraps of fabric in your favourite floral prints for the petals
- Glue or thread for basting
- Fine needle
- Fine sewing thread
Please use the Stitching Notes Needlebook Tutorial to complete the body of the needlebook. Once finished, come back here to work on the cover.