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Paper Piecing Hexagons Sewing Technique

By: Carolina Moore for allfreesewing.com
Paper Piecing Hexagons Sewing Technique
Paper Piecing Hexagons Sewing Technique
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Mastering a new sewing technique is always super fun! This paper Piecing Hexagons Sewing Technique is a super easy pattern that you are going to have down in no time. This DIY quilt pattern is also the perfect design for more than just quilts, which makes it an even better technique to master. Plus, the sewing video makes following along with the instructions so incredibly easy that you won't believe you didn't know how to do this before. You will get perfect clean lines and seams every time once you follow along with this how-to video! 

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byHand

Beginner

Materials List

  • Paper Pieces in the shape of hexagons
  • Fabric
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • Sewing needles
  • Thread
  • Comfortable thimble
  • Glue pen
  • Water soluble marker

How to English Paper Piece Hexagons

Paper Piecing Hexagons Sewing Technique

  1. Trace your hexagons onto your fabric using a water soluble pen.
     

  2. If you want perfect seam allowanced you can use a ruler, or you can estimate it and cut it. 

  3. Cut a variety of different fabrics and patterns for an interesting look.

  4. Place your fabric hexagon face down, put a paper hexagon in the center of your fabric lining up the edges, add a line of glue along one side, and press down the fabric using your fingers. 

  5. Repeat on the opposite side, and continue to do the whole way around the hexagon.

  6. Allow it to set before you stitch them together.

  7. Place two hexagons right side together. 

  8. Insert your needle up through the back of one of your hexagons. Secure your thread with three smal stitches in place. 

    Tip: Try to avoid going through the paper when doing this step.

  9. Stitch all the way across the seam with stitches between 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch apart. 

  10. Once you have reached the end of your seam finish it by stitching three stitches right in place. 

  11. To add the next hexagon place it face down where you are going to want to stitch it, and repeat the stitching process. 

  12. To complete the Y seam, fold your project in half, line up the seams, and sew the same way you sewed the other seams. 

  13. Continue to add more hexagons all the way around.

  14. To take out the papers: make sure you have your center piece completely sewn to all the other pieces of your patter, or make sure your pattern in completed. Then, pull back the fabric and slide your paper out. 

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Thank you for this video tutorial. When I clicked on it I certainly was not expecting to see this sort of paper piecing. But it sure explained a lot for me. Your stitches brought back memories of my beautiful grannie who started quilting at the age of 5. She taught me how to use templates to cut out my pieces and how to quilt on a frame. She passed away not long after that. Thanks, again, for this tutorial.

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