I took some patchwork hexagons along as my project to the SewingDirectory meeting in Exeter in March. And this is what they have become!
I used Simplicity 1549. The rest of the rabbit is made from felt, and I blanket stitched most of the pieces together instead of sewing them together on the wrong side – hate turning out tiny little limbs! A few things learned about paper piecing –
- buying the paper templates saves lots of time, and you can reuse them
- another timesaver is to cut squares of fabric rather than hexagons
- and a Sewline glue pen instead of basting
All these tips meant I could get straight on with sewing the pieces together – the fun part! Mr D now has a plan for me to recover the dining chairs in patchwork.
What do you think?!
Image from Sew Magazine.