Thursday, July 2, 2015

More Hexie on T-shirt

I'm away from my sewing machine again, so hand sewing projects continue.  I'm making the third and the last t-shirt gift for my nieces, using the hexagon pieces.  I fell in love with these little 1/2 inch Hexagon pieces.  They're so cute, and look like little gems to me. 

This is how I did it:

1. Cut fabric 1/4" larger than the paper templates.
2. Pin-basting the paper template to the wrong side of the fabric as shown in the picture below.
3. Baste the fabric around the paper.  I fold the seam allowance over the template, making sharp points at the corners.  A running stitch is made through the fabric only along each edge with another stitch being taken through the folded edges at the next corner. With this method, basting stitches won't have to be removed at a later time since all of the basting is done on the back of the fabric.



These small gems are ready to be used on a t-shirt

4.  I positioned the hexagon pieces on the t-shirt and hand sew them in place.  I start at a corner and continue sewing along 4 edges, leaving the last two edges open.  Take the paper template out through the opening, then sew the last two edges close.  Repeat with the rest of the shapes on the t-shirt.


The finished t-shirt

I enjoyed making these quick and easy gifts so much I want to make one for myself.

Have a blessed week!

2 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! The perfect way to dress up a plain shirt and make it shine!

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