Fabric scissors or rotary cutter & mat
Clips or pins
Printed out hexagon shape or hexagon tracing tool
Clear ruler with 0.5” markings
Pencil or pen (marking tool)
Fabric (I use scraps)
Batting (I use leftover batting scraps from other projects)
Cut out your printed hexagon or trace hexagon to printer paper then cut out. I’m using a cardboard hexagon I had on hand instead of printer paper.
Cut out a large panel of your cereal box.
Trace the paper hexagon to center of cereal box.
Use your marking tool to trace 0.5” around each side of hexagon.
Next, trace 0.5″ around your previous 0.5” markings. Now that I think about it, you can just trace 1″ from center if you desire~
Cut out your hexagon along the lines you just traced.
Using the X-acto knife cut out the center hexagon. This piece will be your template for cutting out your center fabrics and batting pieces. The larger hexagon piece will a template for your border/back piece of fabric.
Using center template, cut your center fabric and batting.
Using larger hexagon template, cut your back/border fabric.
Lay the larger hexagon wrong side up and put your large template over it. Then lay your cut out batting and fabric pieces right side up in center (this helps me find the center of the hexagon. Now, simply remove the larger template.
Get your clips/pins ready.
Fold one side of your large hexagon 0.5” (or to raw edge) towards the smaller one.
Then fold again so that your second fold covers the smaller hexagon, creating a 0.5” border. Clip or pin in place.
Continue this around your hexagon until all sides are folded and clipped.
Take the hexagon piece to your machine and stitch through the border as close to the center hexagon as you can. Back stitch at the end.
Trim threads and you are done!
I used a zig-zag stitch to join together, however, on my next project I am going to hand stitch them together. I think it will create a cleaner look! Hope you enjoy!