F Trying Something New - English Paper Piecing | tamdoll's workspace

Trying Something New - English Paper Piecing

October 29, 2014
As usual, I jumped into something new without too much thought or planning, hoping that I'd succeed at my first try. I was lucky this time! Of course, I had the confidence that I'd be following the directions of an excellent teacher, and it worked out wonderfully.

The CraftyPod Football Fringe Scarf - trying something new with Tamdoll

About a week before my wedding anniversary, I saw a blog post: "Crafty Football Blog Hop: How to Make a Football Fringe Scarf" over at CraftyPod.com. It didn't matter that I had never done English Paper Piecing (EPP) before, or even that I hadn't sewn anything in a very long time - it was unique & had footballs. My husband is a sports fanatic, and loves professional, college and local high school football.

Since he goes to more local games than professional ones, I decided to use the high school colors and picked out some coordinating fleece. I actually looked for a pre-made scarf to sew the footballs onto, but couldn't find one, and I think that saved me some money. With the small quantities of material called for in this project, the total came to less than $10, and that made me very happy. (I'm sounding pretty cheap here. But I really believe that the thought that goes into something is waaaay more valuable than the expense of it.)

Waiting until the night before I needed it wasn't the brightest idea - I was up a few hours past my bedtime & had to improvise on a couple of parts ... then, so I wouldn't wake my house with the noise, wake up in the morning to complete the machine sewing portion. I did it! And I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. So was my husband. ☺

Diane's clear instructions and paper piecing videos made this project very do-able. I can see other EPP projects in my future, and probably some more scarves with other team colors.

When was the last time you tried something new? Did you like it?


  1. It looks wonderful! I love the use of grey in the white footballs, AND I had no idea fabric pastels even existed. This is why it's so exciting to see projects others make from my tutorials - everyone adds a new idea I'd never thought of, and I get to learn new things. I'm so glad your husband enjoys his scarf, and I'm happy you're liking the EPP.

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by Diane! The fabric pastels were fun to color with & made for quick work, too.

  3. OMG! I am sooooo far behind in blog reading it is embarrassing! The minute i spotted this image at the top of the post the first thought - I gotta share that with Diane. lol. Yup! Missed her post too!!!

    Your scarf looks so great! Bravo you! And now you are hooked on EPP - right???

  4. Thanks for stopping by Pam! I can't believe how much I enjoyed doing this - when I started, the intention was to do it, because it was footballs, and that was it. But I really did like the process & the results far exceed the effort! I have another hexagon project I wanted to start a very long time ago, I will have to revive it now for sure.

  5. I like the way they come out. Nice job!.....and I agree....the time involved in the creation is worth much more than the money spent. Bravo!

  6. Thanks Eileen!! It's really cute, when my husband isn't wearing this, he keeps it on the back of his chair at his desk.


Thanks for stopping by!

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top