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Sewing hexagons without paper or templates.
Most hexagon sewing instructions tell you to use paper or plastic templates. I was actually looking for a way to do this on the machine since I'm not that great at hand sewing. So I found this website by Kay Wood explaining an easy way to sew hexagons on a machine without all that extra stuff. I tried it and it didn't work for me but I thought I would give it a go at hand sewing using this method. It worked and most of the time my corners come out even. I won't lie I've had a couple that didn't but a couple out of all the ones I've done isn't too bad if you ask me.

This is the website I found the instruction video on.

This is my first "How-to" video so bare with me and let's hope I made everything clear and didn't forget anything. If you've got any questions or don't understand I'll do my best to answer or explain differently.

Posted by April from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States • Published See April 's 10 projects »
  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out your hexagons any size you like. The smaller the hexagon the more you will need. Once you've cut them out pencil in 1/4 in. seem allowances.

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 2
    Step 2

    After laying them out and choosing a desired pattern place the center piece and one outer piece together and then pin them on the 1/4 in. lines.

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew along the line going from right to left (or left to right depending on your preference). Just make sure you DO NOT sew past your side seam allowances.

    Once you've come to the end lock your stitches by making a few small stitches real close together. Then cut your thread and move onto the next one and continue to locking your stitches on each and every one.

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew three of your hexagons on making sure you do every other one.

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 5
    Step 5

    To sew on a middle section you lay your right sides together and pin again on your side SA (seam allowances)and sew from point to point. Not going past your pins or your SA marks.

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 6
    Step 6

    After you've sewn that section on flip it up and finger press it open.

    In this picture the one flipped up is labeled "B" and the one being sewn to it is labeled "A".

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once you've pinned "A" and "B" together you start sewing from the corner out stopping on the SA.

    Remember to lock your stitches.

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take your pins out open it up and finger press. Then continue to do the same until you have all six outside hexagons done.

  • How to sew . Hand Sewing Hexagons. - Step 9
    Step 9

    Here's a finished one and a quick little hint. If you're using fabric with a pattern such as this one, make sure they are all going the direction you want.

    For example, this one has the lines going out from the center. I made sure they were all going in that direction.

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