Susi from Lila Luise organized a swap on Instagram to make a dumpling pouch and fill it with fabric and candy. I signed up even though I seriously doubted my ability to make the pouch, but Susi insisted that I would be fine. The pattern for the dumpling pouch is free to download.
This is actually my first completed English paper piecing project and I love it. I used 3/4″ hexagons and joined them all into a piece of fabric large enough to cover the interfacing. I fused the interfacing to it and cut around it, which was the most nerve wracking part! I was convinced I would cut it wrong and ruin the whole thing, but thankfully it worked out.
My mother-in-law helped me sew on the zipper, again I doubted my abilities. I really want to take a sewing class to get more comfortable using my machine, I have so many projects I want to do. After several mishaps where the zipper was put in backwards, it was finally finished.
I sent it off to Alex from Sew-Berry-Cute and she got it yesterday. I used my Fiskars hexagon punch to make her a bunch of hexagon templates she could use to make her own English paper pieced project.
I was very tempted to keep it for myself but I did the right thing and sent it off to Alex. I am going to be making another one very soon though!
My pouch hasn’t come yet but I keep anxiously checking the mail!