Makower Fern Garden

I have been playing with the Fern Garden collection by Makower UK over this May Bank Holiday! I adore this beautiful collection which is full of calming and refreshing shades of green, yellow and grey! It definitely brings a stylish botanical feel to your sewing projects.

I have been making a tote bag for a friend of mine who loves everything to do with nature so this felt like the perfect collection to use for her gift! I am English Paper Piecing (EPP) these shapes together and only have the bottom row to go before the bag front is finished!

I couldn’t EPP without sneaking in a bit of fussy cutting! How stunning is this primrose?

I have been using GIANT hexagons to make this tote bag (2.5″ sides) but this collection works just as beautifully with mini hexagons (0.5″ sides). These beauties are cut and ready to be basted so that I can make a matching mini zip pouch!

I love a collection that works so fantastically no matter what size EPP shapes that you choose to use! This collection is definitely a winner!

I like to use coordinating threads for English Paper Piecing so for this fabric collection I am using Gütermann sew-all polyester thread shades 417 (yellow), 582 (green) and 701 (grey). For Gütermann stockists contact