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New Pattern :: Striped Easter Egg a foundation paper piecing pattern

Striped Easter Egg FPP pattern

 

Perhaps a little on the late side, but here’s my latest Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern,
‘Striped Easter Egg’

In our house we don’t go all out on the decoration front when it comes to Easter. I have a few precious hand painted eggs I bought in Prague a few years ago and the girls have some Easter bits and pieces they like to play with. I did however fancy a little Easter decoration for my studio. I am so pleased that the days are getting longer, so I thought it would be nice to add to the cheer with some brighter, fresher colours around the studio!

It’s a relatively simple pattern but there are a few small pieces at the top and bottom of the egg. Take your time and you’ll be fine!

There are three stripes on the egg so you can pick and choose from your stash, use just two colours or go for three, the choice is yours!

The ‘Striped Easter Egg’ Foundation Paper Piecing pattern makes an 8″ block. I turned my 8″ block into a mini quilt that I’ve hung on the door to my studio (I promise I have bound it, but just haven’t had a chance to take a picture yet!)

The pdf pattern is presented over 6 pages, 2 of which are the pattern pieces. It features a full colour image of the design, a colouring diagram, a diagram on how to assemble your block as well as tips on how to print your pattern correctly first time around.

All of the pattern pieces have been drafted digitally and I’ve included a 1/4″ seam allowance around each of the sections to make things as easy as possible for you.

Here’s a flavour of what the pages are like…

Striped Easter Egg Sample Pages

Share Your Makes

Use #stripedeasteregg when you’re uploading pictures of your work on social media so we can all see your great work.

You can also join Little Black Duck :: In the Sewing Room on facebook and share your pictures there, or ask questions if you are stuck!

Where to Buy

If you would like to buy a copy of the ‘Striped Easter Egg’ FPP pdf pattern you can get a copy from my Etsy store or my Craftsy store for around £3.50-£4.

I hope you love my Striped Easter Egg pattern and enjoy making one of your own!

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Great British Sewing Bee…week 4 Roundup: A Man’s shirt, Embellishing a handbag, Making an Evening Gown

Well, last night was the final of the Great British Sewing Bee…did you see it?

Many congratultions Ann, your amazing sewing skills served you well and you were a worthy winner

Here are some useful links to help you with the skills demonstrated in the final show…

Following a pattern: Sewing a Men’s Shirt

Craftsy have an online course for making a Tailored Shirt

Pamela Erny has a great blog that features lots and lots of tips and techniques use in constructing a man’s shirt. Check out her links on the left hand side of the page. She will help you get some really great results

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Alteration challenge: Embellishing a Handbag

The Purl Bee have a few posts on their site for a couple of basic embroidery stitches

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The Unbroken Thread is a blog written by Kathy Andrews. She has some lovely projects and demonstrates some great techniques

The Unbroken Thread

Kari Morrison writes The Craftinomicon. She wrote a few tutorials on a variety of embroidery stitches. Just type Embroidery How To in her search box and it will bring up all of her tutorials, including a nice one on couching (which is the technique Ann used on her bag)

Prudent Baby has a nice and simple tutorial on how to sew sequins and has a few project ideas to whet your appetite for all things sparkly

Tailoring challenge: An Evening Gown

The key to looking fabulous in your evening wear is fit. Try out the Sew the Perfect Fit class or The Couture Dress class, both from Craftsy

As usual, further to the links above, I have saved more links on my Great British Sewing Bee pinterest board, drop by and have a look!

I hope you have loved the series like I have and have been inspired to get sewing! Will you be applying to appear on the next series?

NEW: Felt Star Crown and Wand Pattern

I am pleased to announce my second felt crown and wand sewing pattern. This time around it’s perfect for little boys or little girls!

Felt Star Crown and Wand Front View

As with the heart crown and wand pattern, included is a list of all the materials you will need. The pattern also features loads of colour photographs to illustrate the clearly written instructions. I have also included the pattern pieces for the stars, the crown shapes and a full alphabet of letters so that you can personalise your crown if you wish.

Felt Star Wand

There’s not a lot of sewing involved so it is a great project if you are new to sewing or are looking for a simple project. A crown like this is great to give as a gift for a Birthday celebration or is a great addition to any dressing up box

Felt Star Crown Back View

You can buy your copy of the pattern from Craftsy for just $6 which is about £4

NEW: Felt Heart Crown and Wand Pattern

Earlier this month I posted about a felt crown that I designed for Charlotte’s birthday. You fancy making one yourself? Well, I have now written up the pattern for it, hurrah!

Felt Heart Crown Front view

The pattern includes a list of all the materials you will need and features loads of colour photographs to illustrate the clearly written instructions. I have also included the pattern pieces for the hearts, the crown shapes and a full alphabet of letters so that you can personalise your crown if you wish.

Felt Heart Crown Back View

There’s very little sewing involved so it is a great project if you are new to sewing or are looking for a simple project. A crown like this is great to give as a gift for a Birthday celebration or is a great addition to any little girl’s dressing up box

Felt Heart Wand

You can buy your copy of the pattern from Craftsy for just $6 which is about £4

Coming Soon: Mini Bunting Sewing Pattern

I love a bit of bunting, but not as much as my friend Mrs T, she has a mild obsession but her house does look fab as a result!

She is very new to sewing, having inherited her grandmother’s sewing machine last year, so she was one of my chief pattern testers for my new mini bunting pattern!

Mini Bunting by Little Black Duck

This pattern is easy to follow and the bunting is quick to make up so you can have your house adorned with cheery bunting in no time at all. I am scared for Mrs T’s husband…watch out!!

Once my pattern testers are done with their red pens and their eagle eyes the pattern will be available through Craftsy. Keep your eyes peeled!

Craftsy…what a fabulous website for patterns of all sorts

Have you visited Craftsy yet?

Craftsy.com

Craftsy have a great range of online workshops and classes that can teach you anything from designing your own amigurumi monster….grrr!

to filling your dressing up box….

Craftsy have recently opened up their online pattern store and already there are hundreds and thousands of (ok, so I don’t actually know how many) great patterns to buy and even better there are also a range of free patterns that have been loaded onto the site.

How about making a very cute paper sewing machine

Happy Sewing Machine and Friends Playset

or knitting up a Fairy Doll and Mushroom

PDF- Knit Fairy Doll and Mushroom Pattern Set

Not so long ago I loaded onto Craftsy my free cable dolls blanket pattern and loads of people have downloaded it. I know it is free but I’m still touched!

If you’re into sewing, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, felting, jewellery making, knitting or crochet then pop over and have a browse….you never know what you might find and end up making!