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English Paper Piecing - Make a Pin Cushion

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About this class

Have you ever seen a beautifully intricate quilt made of lovely little shapes and thought, how do they do that? The answer involves English Paper Piecing - the art of using paper templates to sew fabric shapes - and now you can do it too! This fun class in West Hampstead welcomes both beginners and those who’ve experimented with paper piecing before.

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So, why is it called English Paper Piecing, you might ask? Well, just like our cold English winters make us lovers of tea and biscuits, they also make us big fans of quilting and patchwork! The technique of paper piecing is particularly popular in England, which is why we get to have our name put smugly in front of it.

In this class

This class has a particular focus on curves - pesky little shapes that would be very difficult to sew without the art of paper piecing. Your lovely instructor Jenny Haynes will teach you how to sew pieced curves by hand, ending up with a cute little pin cushion or pouch of your own!

Now you can

  • Add beautiful curved pieces to your future crafty endeavours
  • Use your newly-found paper piecing techniques to create shapes of all kind
  • Have another reason to feel very ‘English’ this winter


Students are asked to bring or buy their own fabric for this class (available from the Village Haberdashery) - you will need two or three 5" squares (12,5cm sq), toy stuffing, and matching thread. All other tools will be provided. At the end, you’ll turn these materials into an adorable pin cushion or pouch to take home and admire.

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Come along and join one of The Village Haberdashery's fun anad creative workshops.

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The Village Haberdashery provides sewing and craft classes with a modern spin from their shop and studio in West Hampstead, London. They offer a range of fun and varied courses for students of all levels of experience. From dressmaking to quilting, weaving to macrame, calligraphy to paper crafts, and a host of many other creative classes, The Village Haberdashery is bound to have a workshop for you!


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