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Hexagon Fabric Tray

When I saw people making little square fabric trays on Instagram, I wanted to make one. (I've been wanting to try something like this since my friend Susi made one a while ago!) Then when I saw the hexagon version, I KNEW that I HAD to make one. So I did.

Hexagon Fabric Tray

The original tutorial from A Spoonful of Sugar has the shape topstitched on the sewing machine, but I thought it might work out to do it by hand. I love stitching things like this by hand! And I really like how it came out with the perle cotton.

But before I made the official hexagon tray, I made a couple that are more in keeping with May's shape theme...

Pentagon Fabric Tray

Pentagons!

For these I followed the tutorial (except for the shape) and top stitched on the machine. I'm not sure if I ironed them differently or if I'm better at machine sewing (unlikely!), but they came out smoother. Not so bunchy in the center. Truthfully, I like all of them no matter how they came out.

And I'm very excited about the little tag with the Wild Olive face. Stitching on this twill tape wasn't ideal, but I'm going to work on it some more and perfect it because I need to add little face tags to everything now.

Pentagon Fabric Tray
Pentagon Fabric Tray

I made two trays and in different sizes, mainly because I couldn't decide which fabric I wanted to use. And because they are so very cute. And because I realized that they would look really adorable nested!

Pentagon Fabric Tray

I hope you give these a try. For the instructions, head over to A Spoonful of Sugar. (Be sure to check out all of their wonderfulness while you're there!). And if you want to make a pentagon tray, I've set up the templates I used in the two sizes. Have fun!

5 comments:

  1. Love your trays - especially the nesting pentagons. Your sweet tag finishes them off perfectly!

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  2. You're right, you need little face tags on everything! Really cute trays.

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  3. These are lovely. I made the square one so now I need to make a hexagon and pentagon too. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this! I used my novice sewing machine skills and made a hexagon one this weekend! I enjoyed it so much that I've decided to make one for each teacher and director at my daughter's preschool for when she leaves for preschool this July! Love your stuff. <3

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  5. The little tag just makes it! Visiting your blog always makes me smile :)

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