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How to use up fabric scraps – hexi coasters

Crafter's Companion – 16/04/19

Geometry is a trend that will never fade, so for today’s installment of the ‘How to use up fabric scraps’ series, we’re sharing a hexi project from Lottie Bennett with you all! These coasters feature a simple hexagon design, but each piece can be a different fabric to help create a gorgeous mismatched look.

We used seven different scrap pieces for these coasters in order to make a matching set, but you can go as ‘out there’ as you like with the number of scraps we use. Each coaster could be completely different! They’d look brilliant in any home, so why not give them as a gift?

You will need:

Seam allowance

Use a 0.6cm (1/4″) seam allowance throughout, unless stated otherwise.

Step 1

Use the template stated in the materials list to cut out a hexagon from patterned fabric and six 3.8cm x 8.9cm (1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) pieces from various complementary fabrics.

Step 2

Place one of the rectangles on top of the hexagon right sides together, with a 1.9cm (3/4″) overhang on the left side. Sew 1.2cm (1/2″) in along the hexagon (you only need to do this on the first rectangle as this allows you to fold it over the last rectangle for a neat finish). Press the seam, then trim the excess off the end of the strip.

Step 3

Repeat Step 2, working clockwise around the hexagon until you have one edge remaining. Place the last rectangle on the remaining edge right sides together, fold the starting rectangle out of the way and stitch.

Step 4

Place the unsewn portion of the first rectangle on top of the hexagon right sides together and stitch the end of the strip.

Step 5

Place a 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″) square of wadding on top of a 15cm x 15cm (6″ x 6″) square of backing fabric. Layer it on top of the hexagon right sides together and stitch around five sides of the hexagon.

Step 6

Trim away any excess and turn the coaster right sides out. Press and pin the open edge before top-stitching around the edge of the coaster using a 0.3cm (1/8″) seam allowance to finish.


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