HEXAGON FABRIC TRAY

The Hexagon Fabric Tray is slightly smaller than the charm square tray. It measures 3 inches across the base at the widest point and 4.5 inches across the top at the widest point (from tip to tip). It is a lovely little size to hold earrings or small items of jewellery. it would also be useful in the sewing room to hold buttons, pins, wonder clips, or mini hexies.

Materials:

  • 1 hexagon, floral cotton print. Mine measured 3 inches on each side (refer to Hexagon Tray Template).
  • 1 hexagon, white linen
  • 1 hexagon, cut from quilt batting
  • embroidery thread

Method:

1. Lay the batting down on a flat surface. Position the white linen on top with the right side facing upwards. Position the floral print on top with the wrong side facing upwards. Ensure all the edges and corners are perfectly aligned. Pin the 3 layers together.

2. Stitch around the perimeter of the hexagon using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a gap of 1.5 inches in one side for turning. Clip the corners, and turn out the right way through the gap in the lining. Poke out the corners using a bamboo skewer or turning tool. Press.

3. Stitch around the outside of the hexagon using an 1/8 inch seam allowance, enclosing the gap in the lining as you sew.

4. Using a hera marker, mark a line that is 1 inch from each outside edge. This will create a smaller hexagon in the centre that measures 3 inches from one side to the other. Stitch along the marked line. Press. 

5. Fold the corners together and secure with a few stitches using two strands of embroidery floss. Stitch 3/8 inch in from each point. Press.

 

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