h is for hexies
It's true. I'm completely smitten by hexagons. Which is why H is for Hexies. But these aren't just any hexies...these are the super teeny tiny variety! And technically, I cheated with how I made them, but I still think they're cute.
This miniature faux quilting is attached to a felt gift card holder, which you can tie onto a package. I slid a Starbucks card in there, but I think it would be perfect for using with a gift card to your favorite fabric or craft store. Right?
You will need:
Felt (I recommend wool blend)
Paper-backed fusible web
Hexie Card Holder PDF template
Cut a front and back piece out of the felt. Cut a slit by folding the back piece in half and cutting a V-like shape. You can follow the template, but free-handing it is probably easier. This slit will allow you to slide a ribbon through for gift giving!
Trace seven hexagons onto the paper side of the fusible web. Cut them apart so you can iron them onto each fabric scrap.
Iron the fusible web onto the wrong side of the fabric, then cut them out. This is one of the very handy things about paper-backed fusible web!
Now, these things are very tiny as you can see from the one on my finger. Peeling the paper backing off is a little tricky, but if you scrape the fabric gently away from the paper, you should be able to get it off okay. It just takes a bit of patience.
Lay the hexies out on the front piece of felt as you want them, then iron them down. I found it easiest to iron down the middle hexagon first, then I added the rest.
Use thread to stitch the hexies in place. For this, I used quilting thread, but you could use a single strand of embroidery floss.
The hexagons will stay in place with just the fusible web, but I kind of like how this looks like they are basted like the real deal!
Next, stitch the front and back pieces of felt together using embroidery floss and running stitch.
Add a gift card, and you're set! Yay for teeny tiny hexies!
I think these would be fun to add on to other small objects too. What might you add some hexies onto?