A Beginner’s Guide to Patchwork & Quilting. Eeeep, its new to me too!

I have clocked up some serious YouTube minutes by watching different videos on all manner of sewing techniques. I thought it would be “fun” to vlog my first ever attempt at patchwork quilting and let you join along for the ride (all mistakes and cringe worthy moments included). I have realised I start most sentences with “okay…” and I pull a lot of faces. It was fun.

I have learnt NEVER to film in portrait (bane of my life) and how to make my way around iMovie. I have spent more time trying to rectify the stretched ‘Shrek’esque face that filming in portrait delivers than it took to film the little blighter. However, despite being told to call it quits it was my first vlog and I had to see it through.

Take a little stroll over to YouTube and have a tiny look. Yes, the image is miniscule due to the aforementioned problems. Yes, its probably too small to make out what I’m actually talking about but humour me!


I only vlogged the patchwork and quilting, not the whole purse tutorial because a) that would have pushed my skills too far in one night and b) it was 2am before I got to bed. Enough said.

I followed this wonderful tutorial for making the purse. I adapted it slightly as I wanted some piping around the edge to give it a nice finish.

I completed the purse during a crafty day with Evie Winter. She amazingly walked me through iMovie (look out for one of her shorts that she will post on her blog). She held me hand around the world of tweets and was a general computer wizardess (is that the feminine of wizard?!)

Here is the finished purse:

Patchwork Quilting

In the end I wanted both sides to be quilted. It has a lovely lining inside:

Patchwork Quilting

I added a sweet tag onto the zipper saying ‘from me to you x’.

I will proudly say that I love it. It came out just as I wanted. So my challenge to you – set forth and quilt!

naomi x

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