How to English Paper Piecing Video

I have always been interested in English paper piece…especially in the shape of a hexagon.

Such a fun and somewhat simple project.

It’s perfect for hauling around in a project bag while you travel.  You aren’t packing around a ton of heavy fabric, just a little pile of bits big enough to cover your template.

how to english paper piece with video tutorial

How to English Paper Piece~

1- print and cut out your template (interested in hexagons? Here is a set of 12 sizes)

2- lay your template on the wrong side of the fabric

3- pin or glue to keep in place

4- trim fabric around the template 1/8″ to 1/4″

5- fold over one side of fabric, finger press

6- fold over second side of fabric and take two stitches in the corner picking up each side of fabric.  DON’T stitch through the paper!

7- fold the next side and take two stitches again

8- repeat with each side until the template is covered by fabric

9- take a few stitches at the end to secure

Projects you can make with your hexagon shapes:

hexagon flower pin cushion

hexagon pumpkin wall hanging

hexagon halloween wall hanging

hexagon wreath wall hanging

Go here for more info on Hexagons- 

Quilters knot video tutorial if you like starting your stitching with a knot.

Ready for a fun class all about english paper piecing?  Check out these classes–

Pieced Hexies: Beyond English Paper Piecing

and–

Quick & Easy English Paper Piecing

Have any tips that work for you?  Share it!

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