PRINCESS PARTY

Fussy cut to your heart's con­tent with a fairy­tale EPP hoop that will bring joy to any lit­tle dreamer's wall

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - CONTENTS - BY LOU ORTH

Fussy cut to your heart’s con­tent with a fairy­tale EPP hoop

UPCYCLE SOME­THING SIM­PLE LIKE AN EM­BROI­DERY HOOP FOR A STYLISH PIECE OF WALL ART

PRE­PAR­ING THE EPP PIECES

1 Place one Hexagon tem­plate on one of the print 2½in squares and cut around the shape, leav­ing a ¼in seam al­lowance around the edges. Re­peat for all thirty seven hexagons.

2 Place one Hexagon tem­plate on the wrong side of your fab­ric shape and tem­po­rar­ily se­cure with a dot of glue. Fold the seam al­lowance from one edge over onto the pa­per tem­plate and glue in place. Con­tinue work­ing around the hexagon un­til all seam al­lowances are glued down (Fig A).

SEWING THE EPP PANEL

3 Hand stitch your hexagons to­gether by plac­ing two pieces RST, and whip­stitch­ing along one edge (Fig B).

4 Join your hexagons to­gether in rows and then join the rows to­gether to com­plete your EPP top (Fig C). Press, re­move pa­pers and press again.

5 Cen­tre the com­pleted EPP panel on top of your back­ing rec­tan­gle, wrong sides to­gether, and baste to­gether with large stitches.

DEC­O­RAT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

6 Take the em­broi­dery hoop and sep­a­rate the two rings. Take the outer ring and, us­ing a lit­tle fab­ric glue, se­cure the end of the white rib­bon to the un­der­side at the top of the hoop. Wrap the rib­bon around the hoop, mak­ing sure to over­lap one edge of the rib­bon as you work to cover the hoop com­pletely (Fig D).

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