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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Materials and tools
a cut hexie
a hard, smooth working surface
sewing needle and thread that go with the fabric
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”.
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
“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.