This Mini FPP Alphabet is super, super versatile, you are going to love it!
Use the letters individually, use them in pairs, or create a whole story! Make a label for the reverse of your latest quilt, add initials to a drawstring bag, personalise your project bag, add a child’s name to a cushion, make yourself a motivational message…maybe you have a ‘word of the year’ to inspire you! There are so, so many options for how you can use this little alphabet.
Even better than having all these little letters is that you also get seven additional characters. That’s right, seven more little designs to compliment your alphabet. There’s a Star, a Heart, an Exclamation Mark, a Dash, a Plus sign (that you can also use as an ‘and’) and two Arrows. Lots and lots of possibilities
So many of you that visit my website will be well aware of the Spools of Thread Sew-Along that I ran in the early part of 2020. Well, part way through that sew-along I though it would be a great idea to have a Mini FPP Alphabet to go with it. Therefore I designed the blocks so that you can incorporate them into the middle of the Spools!
Just look at how great the spool on this needlebook looks with the little star in the middle. Add someone’s initial instead and you’ve got the perfect gift! Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can see when the free tutorial for this project goes live.
So, here are some more details about the pattern and what you get for your money!
There are 33 individual patterns and each mini character measures 1.5″ wide x 2″ high when finished.
Your purchase of the Mini FPP Alphabet includes two files:
File 1 – pdf Mini FPP Alphabet instructions (5 pages)
- Guide to understanding the pattern pages and pattern pieces
- Instructions on how to combine with the Spools of Thread pattern
File 2 – FPP pattern pieces (presented in two formats 33 pages + 5 pages)
- Each of the 33 characters is presented on its own page with a colouring in diagram, layout diagram and blank diagram for fabric planning/colouring in (33 pages). This is perfect for when you want to pick and choose which letters you need.
- All characters have also been grouped together so that they can all be printed out at the same time, using less paper (5 pages)
- Spools of Thread additional pieces (1 page)
- All pattern pieces have been reversed, have a ¼” seam allowance around each section and are clearly labelled to help with construction
- The pattern pages have been designed so that they can be printed out on A4 or US letter paper
Want to see more?
If you want to learn even more about the Mini FPP Alphabet pdf pattern, then watch the video I have filmed, where I take you through what you get when you purchase a copy.
I show you what the pattern pages and instructions look like and I show you some of the samples of the characters, along with some of the projects where I have combined some of the characters with the Spools of Thread pdf pattern.
Share Your Makes
I love, love, love to see your makes. It really makes me smile and I so love to see how inventive you are. It’s always such a delight when pictures pop up on social media or drop into my inbox! If you are sharing pictures on social media use #minifppalphabet so I can find your work, you could also tag me too to make sure that I see what you have been up to.
Where to buy
The Mini FPP Alphabet pdf pattern is available to purchase from the website for immediate download. You can print out on your printer at home and get stitching straight away! Remember, all pattern pages are designed to print out on A4 or US Letter paper.
New to FPP and want to learn some skills?
Foundation Paper Piecing is one of my most favourite techniques, but it can look daunting at first glance. In order to help you learn the skill I have a range of resources to help you.
Spools of Thread Pattern
This is a great first FPP project, and as you’ll have seen from this blog post, you can use it in combination with the Mini FPP Alphabet pattern!
Follow the Spools of Thread Sew-Along series to get to grips with the basics of FPP. It’s a great place to start if you’ve not done FPP before.
Essential Tools for FPP
A great little video that takes you through some of the tools that I think are great for Foundation Paper Piecing.
Looking for other downloadable patterns?
I have lots of downloadable pdf patterns available from the shop section of the website. Here are some of the most popluar patterns available: