Bzzzzz hello little bees! Sew a happy hive with our FPP freebie

Free Beehive French Paper Piecing project

Happy days! We’ve got a free foundation piecing project to brighten up the wintriest of weeks! Sign up to our newsletter today and create a buzz with this super-cute mini hoop design!

This pretty hoop Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) project, designed by Susi Bellingham, comes with the templates you’ll need and full instructions. So what are you waiting for – sign up to our newsletter and get your beehive project today.

To make Susi’s beehive design you’ll need assorted scraps of print fabrics plus background prints (around one fat eighth in total), as well as a 9in square of fusible interfacing and an 8in diameter embroidery hoop. Your finished hoop measures 812in square.

New to FPP? We’ll show you how!

Foundation piecing is great for using up scraps and it’s surpisingly easy too. If you’ve never tried FPP before, we have all the help and expert guidance you’ll need – you can find Susi’s tutorial here. Foundation Paper Piecing designs are made from several smaller pieces, sewn one on top of the next to gradually build a bigger design. Those smaller pieces are labelled with numbers, which you sew together in numerical order.

Free FPP project - beehive

If you’d like to see more of Susi Bellingham’s designs visit her website