Learn How to Hand Sew a Fabric Collage

An admirer of hand-sewn projects (and the relaxation and mindfulness that comes with the craft), Becky Goldsmith shows you how to create a hand-pieced fabric collage from a photograph. You can choose to create your own pattern from a photo or use her playful "Oranges" pattern included in the class. Echoing the popular slow stitch movement, this course shows how practical hand sewing techniques are as much a mindful activity as a versatile tool for creating fabric art.

Becky starts with a detailed supply list and continues on to the process of transforming any photograph into a pattern. Next, you'll learn how to create freezer paper templates and trace, cut, and sew the shapes. This class is as much about color as it is about sewing, and Becky will guide you through the design process so that you can confidently choose the best fabric colors for your quilt. Once you select your colors and fabrics, follow along as Becky shows you how to hand piece the pattern shapes and all the threadwork tips and tricks for success.

What you will learn

  • Sew hand-pieced fabric collages that melt your heart.Text length of individual points can be shorter or longer depending on your needs

  • This class is for everyone who loves hand sewing and wants to learn how to choose the best colors for a fabric collage.

  • Learn how to turn any photo into a hand-pieced collage.

  • Confidently choose the best colors and fabrics for any collage project with Becky’s guidance throughout the design process.

  • Create a unique visual texture with guidance on making soft and fluid seam lines.

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


+This course includes Becky Goldsmith’s “Oranges” pattern, exclusive to Creative Spark.

Photo to Fabric: Hand Piece a Collage

Learn how to hand sew a fabric collage from a favorite photo or use Becky Goldsmith’s playful “Oranges” pattern.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Class!

    1 Video 1 Text 1 Download

  • Pattern and Supplies

    1 Video

  • Chapter 1: Draft the Pattern

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 2: Enlarge and Reverse on Freezer Paper

    4 Videos

  • Bonus: Yes, you should at least consider pre-washing your fabric.

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 3: Choose Fabric

    4 Videos

  • Chapter 4: Back to the Pattern

    2 Videos

  • Chapter 5: Color the Big Orange

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 6: Color the Rest of the Quilt

    5 Videos

  • Chapter 7: Hand Piece the Shapes

    8 Videos

  • Chapter 8: Finish Your Quilt

    3 Videos 1 Text