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Hexagon storage box

Crafter's Companion – 05/10/19

For today’s needlecraft project, we’ve got something a little bit different for you all! In fact, there actually isn’t any sewing involved at all, so it’s ideal if you’ve been looking to work with fabric in a no-sew way. This step-by-step project is for a hexagon storage box, which comes complete with a pin cushion, so it’s ideal for stashing your sewing supply!

As you can see from the images below, this hexagon box folds down to reveal all of the contents inside, and when you’re done, you can raise each of the sides and place the lid on top to hold it all together. It’s a nifty little storage solution that would look brilliant on any workbench!

You will need:

  • Project template download
  • Two fat quarters
  • Firm cardboard
  • Cotton wadding
  • PVA glue (can also use double sided adhesive sheets)
  • Sticky tape
  • Thin silver or gold elastic
  • Decorative tape, ribbon or lace

Optional:

  • Extra fabric for contrasting pockets
  • Embellishments
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Hexagon pin cushion

Cutting instructions

  • Card – two base hexagons
  • Card – six side outer rectangles (6cm x 11cm)
  • Card – six side inner rectangles (5.5cm x 10cm)
  • Card – two lids (use template to cut on solid black line and fold on red line)
  • Cotton wadding – six 5.5cm x 10cm
  • Use a 0.6cm (0.25″) allowance throughout project

Step 1

Using Base Hexagon and six Outer Sides, line up the edges of a hexagon with tje short sides of the rectangles. Keep flat and stick together with sticky tape. This will form a hinge for the base of the box.

Step 2

Glue the box shape to the wrong side of the fabric and cut leaving 2cm allowance all around the shape. Snip into the corners, wrap the excess fabric to the back and glue in place.

Step 3

Cut six small strips of fabric to 2cm x 6cm and glue to the base, covering the sticky tape.

Step 4

Cover Base Hexagon number 2 in fabric and glue to the base of the box. At this point, you can add your pincushion, if you’re including one.

Step 5

Glue wadding to the six Inner Rectangles and cover with fabric. Glue excess fabric to the back. Embellish with pockets, ribbon or lace, then glue this to the sides of the box.

Step 6

Cover both of the Lid Hexagons in fabric, wrapping excess fabric around the card and gluing in place.

Step 7

Take the inner Lid Hexagon and use sticky tape all around, so that all sides meet together to form a lid.

Step 8

Glue both of the Lid Hexagons together to conceal the sticky tape and provide a neat finish. Use pegs to keep them in place until the glue has completely dried.

Step 9

Embellish with ribbon, lace or tape.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this little no-sew project as much as we have! We’d love to see how you customise your hexagon storage boxes, so make sure you share your photos with us on our Sew Inspiring with Crafter’s Companion Facebook page, tag us on Instagram (#crafterscompanionsews), on Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!