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Hexagon Patterns for Stitching


I've loved teeny tiny embroidery for a long time, so it seems like a perfection thing to combine with my new love of hexagons. In my shop I have several sets of teeny tiny patterns, but I've also made some to perfectly fit in my hexagon pieces, and I'm sharing them here today!

If you're adding these paper-pieced hexies, there are two ways I recommend for stitching these. The first method is better, but the second will work for when you only have small pieces of fabric, or want to use already made hexagons.

1) Trace and embroider the designs onto a larger piece of fabric, then center the embroidery on your hexagon piece when you go to cut out the shapes.

2) Make your hexagons, join them, and remove their paper centers. Trace a pattern onto a hexagon and stitch. Hooping your joined hexies isn't a great idea, so you may want to use stabilizer.

Of course, you really don't need to be stitching hexagons to use these patterns. You can just trace the teeny tiny motifs, or keep the entire piece together for a larger embroidery!

18 comments:

  1. this is such a cute pattern. I'm hoping to teach my granddaughter to embroider this summer, and I think she'll love this pattern. I'm pinning. Little Bit

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  2. Hi Mollie,
    What a fun little pattern! If you don't mind my asking, what software do you use to create your patterns? I'm still scanning my hand drawings, which is okay... but I'd like to clean them up a bit and haven't decided the best way to do so.
    Thanks in advance!
    Karin

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    1. Hi Karin! I use Adobe Illustrator, but there's a free software that's similar: Inkscape.org. It takes some time to learn, but it's worth it!

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    2. Thanks, Mollie. I will check it out! :)

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  3. I am so sorry, but I've unpinned this pattern... Everytime I try to download the pattern it make my computer shutdown, and I'm wondering if there's a virus or something associated with it... let me know if you find anything and when it's ok, I'd be happy to re-pin it! thanks, Little Bit

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    1. I'm so sorry this has been causing a problem! I tried downloading on another computer (a PC) and there didn't appear to be any errors or problems. If you'd like, I can try emailing the PDF to you and maybe that would make the difference. You can reach me at molliejohanson (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  4. This is so lovely! Thank you!

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  5. Thank you! Hexies are a new addiction for me and I have been wanting to start embroidering them. Thanks for these darling patterns to get me started.

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  6. these are so adorable! thank you very much!

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  7. I also love those little hexies and now with something stitched on them they are even cuter. Thanks for the pattern!!
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I love these, all so cute. I have to tell you a quick story though. Today I signed up to be a mentor on the DMC site. I was looking at their beginner embroidery patterns to offer to students. I opened the cupcake one and instantly thought this looks like a Wild Olive face, wonder if she would think so too. Then I looked at the credits and it was you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Vicki

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    1. Yay! First of all, I'm so glad to hear that you've signed up to be a mentor! Yes, those are patterns from me, which I worked on last summer. I've still never seen the finished product, but now that I know it's really finished, I'll make sure to see a copy. Thanks!

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  9. thank you for sharing so many of your sweet embroidery patterns so willingly with all of us. you are very generous, and i am grateful! you are one talented young lady! Be happy!

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  10. Thanks you, Mollie! These are sooo cute!!!

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  11. Thank you, so much!

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