How to sew a patchwork hexagon pillow cover.
|This is what we will be making with this tutorial.|
Take your seven fat quarters and press them. Select one fat quarter for the binding and two for the backing. The backing of the pillow will have a main fabric and an accent fabric. Cut five 2 1/2 inch strips from your binding fabric and set aside.
|Cut 5 two and a half inch strips for binding.|
|If you have a hexagon template from a Moda Honeycomb it will make this very easy. If not, you can make a hexagon with template plastic. Each side is 3 inches.|
|Trace around your hexagon template with a Frixion pen or a water soluble fabric pen. Make sure to get the little dots in each corner a quarter inch from the traced lines.|
|Continue tracing all the way up the leftover piece of binding fabric butting up the hexagons to each other to reduce waste and also speed up cutting just a little bit.|
|When you can’t trace anymore hexagons stop and set aside for now.|
|Take your main pillow backing fabric fat quarter and cut it in half to make two fat eighths 9 x 20 inches. Set aside.|
|Pieces cut from backing accent fabric.|
|Continue tracing hexagons onto all your fat quarters and the remaining fat eighth from the backing accent fabric. The only fabric that won’t be on the front of the pillow is the backing main fabric. You need 22 hexagons.|
|Lay out your hexagons in rows alternating 4, 5, 4, 5, 4. (My row second from bottom is missing a hexagon on the end in this photo.)|
|Start sewing the sides of the hexagons together in rows. Put your needle in on the dot at the top of the seam and take it out on the dot at the bottom of the seam. Do not sew past the dots into the seam allowance.|
|Your seam should look like this. If you want to take a little back stitch at the start and end it couldn’t hurt. I always forget to do that.|
|Place the last hexagon on your second row over the last hexagon on your first row. Your second row will slant down on the right of the first row. Sew from dot to dot on your first seam.|
|Here I am showing you the hexagon from the first row underneath.|
|For your second seam on the first hexagon that you are sewing your second row will slant upwards to the left of your first row. Again sew from dot to dot.|
|Here’s a look at the white floral fabric from another angle so you can see how I have pinched it with my fingers by the seam allowance and folded it so the pink polka dot fabric is lying flat.|
|Here, going another direction, it found it easier to tuck the fabric in so I have tucked the pink polka dot fabric inside the other fabrics (not so much as to catch it in the seam though!)|
|Here is the pink polka dot fabric tucked in (on the left) so I can get my seam line that I want to sew (on the right) to lie flat.|
|Lay your backing pieces wrong side up and overlap them by a couple of inches (or more if you can/want). This creates an envelope back. Lay your quilted and trimmed pillow top face up and pin all the way around.|
|And you’re done! Put in an 18″ pillow form and enjoy your beautiful new hexagon pillow.|
|Here it is in a Poang chair from IKEA to give you an idea of size. I have this as a decorative pillow on my daughters’ bed now.|
|Here is the back.|
I hope you will have a chance to sew up a pillow cover of your own.
0 Replies to “Pieced Hexagon Pillow Cover Tutorial”
Thank you for sharing your tutorial! I will be putting this on my to make list!! 🙂
Love the fabric and the hexagons! Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂
Great photos to demo the project. Thanks for the tutorial.
Great tutorial! Hexagons seem scary to me. I have some precuts and you may have inspired me to finally use them! Thank you!
Great tutorial. Hexies have scared me since I"m a beginner but I may give this a try! Lovely pillow.
The tutorial is great. Have to admit Y seams scare me…… Maybe doing this with the larger hexagons will be easier??
This is so pretty. I usually do my hexagons with EPP which I find rather addictive. This is avery detailed tutorial to have a go on a machine, I may decide to feel brave later and try it. x
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Hello, Thank You so very much for a wonderful tutorial! What beautiful fabric choices! Country Clotheslines is a neat Shop! Thanks for sharing a great Giveaway too!
Thanks for the tutorial & giveaway.
Thanks so much for the tutorial!
Thanks for the chance and the tutorial. Y seams are not something I like to do but your tutorial is very clear so may give it a try.
Your pillow looks so soft. Love the way you placed the colors, very pretty. Thank you for the tutorial.
What a pretty pillow. Thanks for the tutorial.
I love this pillow, the fabric makes it! I'd love to make the same one. I'm going to learn how to machine quilt next month, once 'perfected' this pillow would be a great project! Thanks for the tutorial!
Thanks for the tutorial!
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Thanks for the great tutorial! This is the first one I've seen on how to do hexagons by machine. The pillow is lovely. I love the design and fabric!
This is a great tutorial. I'm new to quilting so I'm looking for all the hints and tips I can find. 🙂
soft pretty prints. and nice tut on the hexies. Cindy/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Very nice tutorial–will definitely try this out. Thank you for having the giveaway–love every fabric in this collection. email@example.com
Beautiful fabrics, I just love how you used them.
A wonderful tutorial and great pics. Want to try this asap! akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com
Love the hexie pillow!!! and the dots!!!!
Wow! Thank you so much everyone for all these kind comments. I am so happy you like the tutorial. If you make a hexagon project with it I would love if you tag me on Instagram or send me an email to check out your post about it. If I was able to email you from your comment or find an email address I have emailed you back. If I could not email you back from your comment please accept my thanks for your positive comment here on my post. 🙂
I have seen this method before and it is on my list to try. Never thought to try it on a pillow.
Your pillow is so beautiful!! And thank you for the tutorial–you are very inspiring to me!! This fabric is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway too! 🙂
Great tutorial! Thank you!
Thank you Anita for this wonderful opportunity to win this!! Loved your tutorial! I hope to try it soon. ???