Tag Archives: design

Paper Piecing: Beedle The Bard

I’m proud to announce the Beedle The Bard Paper Piecing Design Challenge that will be taking place from today, May 20 until June 23, 2009 on my Livejournal Community, hp_paperpiecing.

Go read all about it and see the FANTASTIC prizes!


I hope to see you there!


Paper Piecing: Drawing a Patchy Heart

patchy heartPatchy Heart Pattern

One of the most constant requests I’ve had over the years is for a video tutorial showing how I design paper pieced patterns.

Putting together a pattern is a step by step process, but designing is not. It’s artistic and intuitive.  Even so, there are some basic techniques that stay the same every time you start a new pattern.

The absolute best advice I can give you is practice, practice, practice!

This is how I do it. In the next two videos, I’ll walk you through, step-by-step, my own process. Both videos are real time.

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2

If you make any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked, I’d love to see a photo. Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Happy crafting!