make // hexagon and pentagon fabric trays
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.
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...
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.
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!
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!