How to make a Trefoil Hexie

<< Overview << Day 1, Part 1

Day 1, Part 2

The first of our Doublefaced Hexies is the Trefoil Hexie.

On this page:
Materials and tools
Finding the center of a hexie
Pre-creasing
Securing the thread
Folding and sewing the corners
Folding and sewing the tips
Securing and hiding the thread

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A plain, undecorated Trefoil Hexie
A plain, undecorated Trefoil Hexie

Materials and tools

  • a cut hexie
  • a hard, smooth working surface
  • sewing needle and thread that go with the fabric
  • scissors

Don’t worry if making your first Trefoil Hexie seems to take a long time – you’re reading the instructions & sorting new things in your mind & doing them!

Detailed written instructions always seem complicated… Once you know what to do, it’s really quick 🙂

Finding the center of a hexie

You can do this on a hard surface (as shown in the photos) or “in the air”.

Pre-creasing

Makes the rest of the process faster and easier.

Securing the beginning of the thread

Thread beginnings are easily secured with a tiny buttonhole or blanket stitch. This doesn’t really look like one because I catch the tail of the thread as well. On the reverse side, a little cross stitch will appear which also acts as a quilting stitch: it keeps the back and the front layer together. That’s the reason the hexies don’t require extra quilting later.

Note: As you’ll see, I use one or two tiny buttonhole stitches after every round of sewing the hexies. One stitch keeps them in place but allows adjustment. The second stitch locks everything down.

Folding and sewing the corners

Folding and sewing the tips

Yeah, and here my hands have left the stage… just one of the things that had gone pear-shaped.

Securing and hiding the thread

Almost there…

“Homework” until Wednesday: Make at least 2 more Trefoil Hexies 🙂

On Wednesday = Day 2 we’ll start with some simple embroidery. Apart from two Trefoil Hexies you’ll need embroidery thread, an embroidery needle with a sharp point and scissors.

Maria

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