This month’s FNSI was actually a Friday Morning/Afternoon Sew-In as I got together with friends for a fun time of chatting, sewing and learning.
I shared with them how to construct this little coin frame purse:
I think I need to improve my in-person teaching techniques as I wasn’t able to pass along my enthusiasm for these little purses.
After a short break for a light lunch of fruit and granola bars, I received a lesson on how to do foundation paper piecing. I came prepared with a free pattern from Piece by Number for teacups and coffee cups and a bag of scraps leftover from other projects.
She was an excellent teacher and it wasn’t long before I had completed this little 4 1/2” block:
I’ve been browsing through all the beautiful and in some cases whimsical patterns that are available on-line and I could easily get hooked on this method of paper piecing.
Here are the two projects together: