Hexie Pillowcase

I thought this up one day at work. Daydreaming as usual. I cut the hexagons with this sizzix die. Each side measures 1 inch so these hexies aren’t too big, but they’re not too small either. I cut 24  hexagons out of wool blend felt.

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My pillow form was 16 x 16. I chose a black fabric with a grey herringbone pattern. I was initially going to place the pieces edge to edge, but I really liked a picture I saw of a stitches between shapes and felt it would make for a more interesting pillow. I placed the hexies 1/4″ apart and used a quick bond adhesive to hold them in place for sewing.

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As a newbie at sewing I was nervous about how to approach this and I didn’t have a master plan. It was sort of a learn as you go experience! Now, as you can see, I was originally just going to stitch through each corner of the hexies but …

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I decided it would look way cooler if I went to the edge of the panel with some of the stitches. Now of course, if I had things planned out I could have avoided the stop and start spots, but like I said, this was just a project on a whim.

Hexie Throw Pillow

I think it turned out pretty great! And now that I have this one I can definitely go forward with a game plan on the next hexie pillow.

Hexie Throw Pillow

Hexie Throw Pillow

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Plushy Felt Tree

Christmas has put me in the mood for trees. I haven’t put up a formal tree in years but I am developing an unhealthy obsession with little trees. I found a cool wood grain fabric and was inspired to make a couple plush trees using wool felt and hot glue (and maybe a couple more things)… BOOM! It’s that simple!

Felt Pine Tree

 

Ok, so this one wasn’t as simple. I cut each leaf individually with my Sizzix Big Shot… but it was worth the effort.

Felt Oak Tree

Both are currently available in my Etsy shop:

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