From Fabric to Flowers, Unlock the Secrets of English Paper Piecing

Discover the delightful world of English Paper Piecing (EPP) where hand sewing meets boundless creativity. EPP is a traditional sewing method where paper pieces fit together like a puzzleadd fabric and hand stitch them together! Combine the hexies to make small flowers and other motifs to adorn clothing and decor, or piece lots together into a quilt. EPP will become your favorite on-the-go sewing project! Author and instructor Becky Goldsmith shares her years of hand-sewing expertise as you start your own EPP adventure.

In Hexie Flowers 101, Becky shares various methods for preparing fabric shapes, basting, stitching, knotting, and sewing Y-seams. First, she’ll cover the supplies needed that are easy to access and inexpensive. Next, you’ll learn how to fussy cut, a fun technique that allows you to showcase a fabric motif on your hexies. Becky demonstrates a variety of ways to prep the fabric shapes and different ways to baste the fabric to paper, allowing you to choose what works best for you. Once you have a bunch of hexies prepared, learn how to whip-stitch them together to make a hexie flower. The course includes a link to an inspirational Pinterest Board that shows lots of ways to use your hexie flowers. 

What you will learn

  • Perfect for any skill level. No machine required.

  • Fussy-cut designs for extra-cute hexie flowers

  • Two ways to baste: thread and glue-basting

  • Two ways to whip-stitch your shapes together

  • The best beginning and ending knots so your stitches stay put

  • Sew Y-seams

  • How and when to remove the papers

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Check Out All the Ways to Use Hexies

Becky created an inspirational Pinterest board to demonstrate all the ways folks use Hexies. From adorning clothing to embellishing decor to creating entire quilts...the possibilities are endless. Click the Pinterest Icon!

Handout Included:

A six-page handout is included that covers:

  • Supplies Needed
  • Hexie Sizes and Anatomy
  • Fabric Prep
  • Instruction Summary

Hexie Flowers 101: Explore English Paper Piecing

Learn the portable craft of EPP and create stunning hexie flowers! Adorn your clothes and decor or make a quilt with these six-sided wonders.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Hexie Flowers 101

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Cutting Fabric and Prepping Shapes

    3 Videos

  • Basting

    2 Videos

  • Connecting Hexies

    2 Videos

  • Flower Centers

    2 Videos

  • Finishing and Putting to Use

    3 Videos 1 Text