It’s really getting to be Summer, so I am going to show you what I have been working on. I am currently making a needle book and decided to make it using hexagons. I am using this Fiskars Tool to make my hexagon papers. This is a size Large and it makes 3/4″ hexagons. (I ordered it on Amazon) Smaller than any I have ever made before, but it’s easier than I thought. I found some paper in a drawer that was a little thicker than regular paper, I think it is card stock and it works perfectly. You could really use any paper you like though. It really was no trouble to cut them, I did one at a time.
I will need 24 hexagons to make the needle book I am making. I will come back and show you the finished needle book when it is done.
Next, I thought I would share some hexagons I got in the mail from an instagram friend, Katie, she even added a hexagon with Virginia on it, how clever! This was for a #hexieswap that I joined. We were to make hexagons and a bag or pouch of some kind to store our hexagons in. I just love them, the color palette is so fresh and pretty. (Sadly I did not take pictures of what I sent to my partner on my camera and can’t figure out how to get them from my iPad to my computer, or I would show you.) I have learned my lesson.
Along with the hexagons this is what she sent me, a really cute zipper pouch with the cutest hexagon on the front, also in the same color palette. It’s a great size to store lots of sewing things, I am going to use mine while traveling!!
This little drawstring bag came from a #makeyourplannercuterswap, which was also on instagram. I am pretty sure Jennie has written about this swap here before. These little swaps are so fun and oh so addicting. Jessica did an adorable job making this, we all used Jeni Baker’s Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial found here.
The last little bag made with a full side of hexagons is this Ellie Travel Case that is designed by Heidi of Fabric Mutt, here is the link to make this case. It’s also super cute and made with darling fabric. It was from the same swap as the above bag. This case came from Alice all the way from the U.K. and I really love it.
I wanted to highlight hexagons and how much fun they can be to make and use in gifts and many other projects. These projects weren’t originally designed with hexagons in mind but can be easily changed modified, look how cute they turned out. I have some hexies to make so I will be back another day soon!!