Do you wonder how to store your hexagon templates? Let me show you how to make a hexagon storage pouch. This is a simple, hand stitched project but it could be stitched on machine if you so desired.
Nanny note: I made this to fit my hexagon template set of 8 templates ranging from 1.5″ to 5″ (width) or 3/4″ to 2.5″ (side measurement)
What you need:
Pattern – you can get it here Templates for my Hexagon Storage Pouch
Fabric scraps – I used 5′ charm squares for the triangles but you will see by the size of the pattern pieces that you can use much smaller scraps
7″ x 7.5″ rectangle for larger hexagon
6″ x 5.5″ rectangle for smaller hexagon
Medium weight fusible wadding – I used Vilene H640
What you do:
- Print off pattern
- Cut 1 of each of the large and small hexagon shapes from your fabric rectangles
- Using the small triangle shape and scrap fabrics, cut 6. I used 5″charm squares and cut them all at the same time with a rotary cutter.
I was able to cut both size triangles from one charm. (and made more scraps 😉 )
4. Press medium weight fusible wadding onto the back of each small triangle.
5. Decide how you want to mix the large and small triangles
6. Baste them, wrong side together, with a large stitch and trim each corner off to 1/2″
7. Fold the edge of the large triangle into the edge of the small triangle and then fold over again
8. Stitch along the edges taking care at the corners.
9. Do the same thing with your hexagon shapes – you can check the method here
10. Place the triangles to form a hexagon and stitch 4 together and the other 2 together – I used a ladder stitch.
11. Stitch them to the hexagon shape to form the pouch and add a little ribbon to tie closed.
12. Add your hexagon templates and relax, knowing that they will be protected and easy to find.
I hope you will enjoy making my Hexagon storage pouch. I would love to see it so please tell me and share a photo.
Until next time
Pam @Threading My Way says
SO much better than the plastic bag mine are stored in, Margie – pretty and practical.
Thanks Pam! I was really happy with how it ended up – was supposed to be just a trial. 🙂
May Jansen says
I love the idea! It’s another way of using the hexies. I will have a go when I am able to. Thank you. May.
Thank you May – I am really happy with it and hope you will be too! 🙂