folded hexagon star tutorial

By Hatun Comak Friday, November 13, 2020

 I'm here with a pattern that I have wanted to make for a long time. Folded hexagon star is made from folded hexagons, which is pretty easy. It also looks gorgeous and it is versatile, you can make it anything with it, whatever you choose. A single folded hexagon star can be used as a coaster, adding more folded hexagon stars you can turn it into a table topper or runner. This is actually what I am planning to do. I stitched ten of folded hexagon star pieces together and by adding more, I will make it a table runner.

I also prepared a step-by-step tutorial for you. I'm sure you will want to make one for yourself. At least you will give it a try. 

Below you will find the instructions for making folded hexagon star without batting. The hexagon stars can be made in any size.

Instructions for folded hexagon tutorial

  • Choose the size you want to make your folded hexagon stars. I preferred 5 inch hexagons. If you don't have the templates for 5 inch hexagons, you can download it HERE.
  • Using your hexagon template, cut two hexagons from two different fabrics.
  • Right sides together, sew all around the hexagon, use 1/4" seam allowance. But you should leave around 1" opening for turning. Clip the exess pieces and corners also.

  • Turn the right side and poke out the corners. You can use a pencil to obtain sharp corners. Press with iron.
  • Find the midpoint of each edge simply by folding it in half and mark the midpoints. I used pins for that.
  • One by one fold each corner. We will be making isosceles triangle. While folding, measure the height of each folded triangle, so that they can be the same.

  • Press each triangle and pin to hold in place.Then, remove the midpoint pins.
  • Sew through the triangles. Topstitch as close  to the star as possible. Do the same for all triangles.

  • Press with iron and one folded hexagon star's already finished.  

  • The next step is sewing the folded hexagons together. Take two folded hexagon stars and handstitch them together from one edge. 
  • You add as many pieces as you want. This hasn't finished yet but planned to be a table topper.

  • You add as many pieces of folded hexagon stars as you want depending on your project. Mine is going to be a table runner, so it needs more pieces.
I enjoyed the process of making folded hexagon stars. You should absolutely give it a try.

Hatun Çomak

I'm Hatun from Turkiye. I love quilting and patchwork and this is my patchworld. I share my projects, process, patterns and tutorials here in my blog. .