I just love all the hexagon quilts – they are so gorgeous and intricate. For some reason at dinner last night the idea popped into my head to make a hexagon hair clip for Charlotte. It took a little trial and error but here’s what I came up with!
That is an orange and blue one for Charlotte to wear to Ryan’s graduation. Here’s a pink one, because you know – we’re girly.
Would you like to make one for the little girl(s) in your life?
Here’s what you will need:
- scraps of fabric
- sewing machine/coordinating thread
- scissors/yardstick/water soluble pen
Step 1: Cut out your hexagon template. Mine was 1 1/4″ wide. Here’s one for you to trace right off your computer screen..
Step 2: Scrounge through your scraps until you find colors that make you happy. Cut out 7 hexagons.
Move them around until you are happy with the arrangement.
Step 3: Cut one square (it needs to be larger than the hexagon arrangement) of the backing fabric, and one square of batting the same size. Layer them – beginning with the backing right side down, then the batting, then the hexagons – all but the middle one.
Step 4: Using the zig-zag setting, stitch along the edges where the hexagons touch – sew through all three layers, hexagons, batting, and backing.s
It will look like this:
Then lay the last hexagon on top, and zig zag around all 6 edges of this hexagon. It should look like this:
and this (I made 3 clips – this one was the 3rd one and looks the best):
Step 5: Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric – following the shape of your hexagon “flower”.
Step 6: Zig-zag around all the raw edges.
Step 7: Last but not least – hot glue the clip to the back of the hexagons. You can cover the clip in ribbon if you like.
Ta-da! A cute little accessory reminiscent of a well-loved quilt.