miniature hexagon flower (1/4") tutorial with free template

 


Hexagons are one of the most popular patterns among english paper piecing lovers, so is mine. Depending on the project I have been working on, I use various hexagons in various size but this is the first time I have made such tiny hexies. They are 1/4". I must say it is tedious and a little bit fussy but when you finish making a hexagon flower, it is lovely and adorable. 




Look how tiny these hexagon flowers are! I started sewing these 1/4" hexagon flowers without any plan on mind. I thought, well I should  give it a try. And I like the result, 1/4" hexagon flowers are lovely. The first one I made was appliqued on a face mask. 

These tiny hexagons are not only cute but also perfect for your trash. You can make and put them away to applique on a face mask, zipper pouch, a bag or even you can make a whole quilt.



So here I tell how I sew tiny hexgon flowers with useful tips. 

Instructions


  • Print out and cut the hexagon pieces. For a hexagon flower you need seven hexagons.



  • Place the template on the wrong side of the fabric and cut around the hexagon with 1/4" allowance. If you make allowance smaller, it will be harder to work with.

  • Start basting hexies. I prefer thread basting. You can watch the video tutorial below also to see how to baste 1/4" hexagons.



  • When you finish basting seven hexagons, it is time to attach them to make a nice tiny hexagon flower.


  • Make sure you line up edges nicely. The first stitch should start from the corner. The stitches should be closer to the edge so that they can't bee seen. You stitch till the other corner, go back one stitch to tie off and cut off the thread.

  • Continue the same process adding other hexagons to make the flower. You sew the center hexagon last. You can also watch the video below to see how to make hexafon flower.


  • When you finish sewing hexagon, press with iron and if you are going to use the tiny hexagon flower for appliqu, pull out the basting stitches. Gently pull away the papers and it is ready for applique.

I hope you get the inspiration to start your own project. These tiny hexagon flowers are lovely and worth trying.

Enjoy it!


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