Hi! Today I am going to show you how to make a Hexie Keychain like this one that I made for my friend, Sue.
What you need:
1 Key ring
A feature fabric for the front
A co-ordinating fabric for the back and border
A scrap of firm, iron on wadding the size of the small hexagon – I used Vilene H640 because I had small scraps but would like something firmer
1″ and 1.75″ Templates for Hexagons – get them here
A fine needle and thread to match the fabric
1. Print the templates
2. Using the templates, cut 1 small hexie from each of the Main Fabric and the Vilene and 1 large hexie from the Coordinating fabric. Notice how the small hexie is placed to make the top of the picture at a point.
3. Iron the Vilene to the back of the feature hexie
4. Place the hexies, wrong side together, centering the small one.
Nanny note: I am using a Pilot Frixion pen – if you don’t have one, do yourself a favour! They are available at supermarkets in Australia and the beauty of them is they disappear when you press!
Nanny Edit: New, detailed info on Frixion pens here – please read and decide for yourself if you want to use them
5. Trace around the small hexie.
6. Press the edge of the large hexagon to the traced line all the way around. I used my fingers.
7. Place the small hexie back onto the large one and pin.
8. Fold the edge of one side into the line and press and then fold over to the front of the feature hexie and pin .
9. Take a needle and thread to match and start hand stitching (I used a slip stitch) about half way along that side.
10. Before you get to the corner, fold over the next side and continue around the corner making sure to catch both sides to form a neat corner.
11. Continue folding and stitching until all sides are done .
12. Take the keyring and, using a matching thread (I doubled the thread) stitch it to the top corner of the Hexie.
Taa daa – there you have it! You can stitch the corners if you like, I didn’t worry because they are all folded and stitched well.
Now I just need an owl lover! Don’t forget to share a photo if you make one – I love to see!
Until next time