Make a Hexie Christmas Decoration
A while ago, I came across this Christmas decoration on Pinterest.
(Found in Annie's Catalog)
I liked it, and so do quite a few other people! I decided to make one, but there were no instructions. So here are my instructions for making a Hexie Christmas Decoration.
Hexie Christmas Decoration
You will need:
- Christmas fabric scraps
- 3/4" paper hexagons
- needle & thread
- ribbon to match / contrast
- backing fabric - optional
- Cut out 6 hexies, cutting along the cutting line if you're using our kit. If you're using your own fabric, don't forget that they need to be about ¼" larger all round than your paper hexies.
- Centre a paper hexie on the back of a fabric hexie and fold all the edges down. If you're using cotton, fold firmly against the paper and they will crease well enough to hold whilst you sew. If you're using a less firm fabric, you may have to pin the 2 hexies together.
For a single-sided decoration:
Cut out 6 hexies in plain fabric and stitch or glue them to the back of each hexie on your decoration. These should be slightly smaller than the decoration hexies, so that they don't show on the front, but cover all the raw edges on the back. I used self-adhesive felt, to avoid turning the edges under!
For a double-sided decoration:
Make another ring, as above, but without the hanging ribbon. Stitch or glue the two rings together, with wrong sides together.