Love sewing, hate sitting behind a machine all the time? Try English Paper Piecing (EPP) to break the monotony. It is a hobby that can be done while watching television, talking on the phone, on an airplane, on a boat, waiting at the pharmacy or a doctor's office, watching the kids play, camping, or you name it...... EPP doesn't take much space to carry with you, it's inexpensive for a hobby, and you can do it almost anywhere and anytime.
In this class, we will provide you with a kit that contains everything you need to make a small pouch to store your EPP supplies. Session I, Sarah will show you the do's and don'ts of EPP. She will go over the various supplies and tools, what they are used for, and how to use them. She will demonstrate how to properly adhere the fabric to the paper piece. How to properly piece your pieces together, and how and where to place your stitches. You will spend the remainder of the class making and stitching your pieces. For homework, you will complete the fabric textile.
The following week in Session II of the class, Sarah will show you how to machine quilt your creation, cut to size and shape, construct (sew) the storage pouch, box the corners, and insert a zipper. Voila! Your EPP storage pouch is complete.
You need your sewing machine for Session II. If you don't have a sewing machine, can't bring your machine to class, or don't want to machine quilt or sew your project, we can accommodate you, just let Rose or Sarah know.
At the end of Session II, Sarah will discuss how you might use EPP in other projects and application. She will bring some of her own finished projects to class and discuss her intermediate class and possible future classes and projects.
The class kit is comprised of all the material, supplies, and tools needed to complete the project. Purchase of the kit is a requirement to attend this class. The kit price is included with the class price.
For Session II, the student will need their sewing machine, user's manual, power cord and foot pedal. They must know their machine and how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and sew a straight line. The sewing machine should be in good working order and not have been in a closet for the last 20 years without being serviced. Please bring the user's manual. Bring basic sewing and cutting supplies as listed in the Class Guidelines on our website.
Sarah is self-taught. Through YouTube videos, books, and trail-and-error, she has become proficient in EPP and is willing to teach the rest of us. Sarah has completed quilts, bags, and other projects that she will bring to class to display. EPP is fun and a challenging endeavor.