Hexie Pincushion // Tutorial

Hexie Pincushion // Tutorial
January 29, 2015 nicole
In Finished Projects, Hexies, Sizzix, Tutorials

Hi friends!

I am here today with a quick and fun little project that you can make for yourself or as a gift to give a fellow sewing friend!

My Hexie Pincushion tutorial uses a small amount of fabric and your favorite colors of acrylic or wool felt. The felt I am using today is from a beautiful color collection from Alison Glass and Weeks Dye Works, you can find it here.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Materials needed:

  • Wool or Acrylic felt
  • 2 – 5″ pieces of fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  • 2 – 5″ pieces of batting
  • Fabric fuse glue or other permanent fabric glue
  • Polyfil or cotton stuffing
  • Sizzix Big Shot machine
  • Sizzix standard cutting mats
  • Sizzix Bigz Die – 1/2″ Hexagons

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Make a Sizzix sandwich with a cutting mat, hexagon die, felt, cutting mat and roll through your machine.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Cut 2 pieces of fabric measuring 5″ square.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Arrange hexagons on your 5″ fabric square, keep enough room on your sides for sewing.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Using your fabric glue, add just enough to secure each hexagon. Allow glue to dry before sewing.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Now that your glue is dry you can start to sew across your hexagons.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • A layer of batting behind your front and back fabric piece makes a nice thickness for quilting. I use a little bit of basting spray to attach my batting to the fabric.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • After quilting your front and back piece, place both pieces right sides touching and pin or clip around the edges. Sew around the perimeter keeping a small opening to turn your pincushion right side out.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Stuff with polyfil or cotton blend stuffing and stitch closed.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Hope you enjoyed today’s quick project! If you make a pincushion please share a picture or link in the comments below 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today friends!

-Nicole





Comments (12)

  1. Elise Lea 3 years ago

    These are so lovely and such a great use of scraps! I might just have to make a pin cushion later…

  2. Sally P. 3 years ago

    These are so completely adorable!!!!! Love, love, love! I will definitely be making some of these, as soon as I buy the die 🙂

  3. Allison 3 years ago

    Very cute!

  4. Betty 3 years ago

    Love the graphic of these hexies and your use of great color! Can see this in a pillow for a sofa or bed as well – just perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Deb 3 years ago

    Love these. I’ve made some this weekend. Thank you for sharing the inspiration! Not sure how to get photo on this reply but will share pic on IG referenced.

  6. Laura Bell 2 years ago

    How did you find a sizzix 1/2 inch die. The smallest I can find is 3/4 inch. I am so disappointed. Help…..

  7. Author
    nicole 2 years ago

    Hi Laura, here is a link to the 1/2″ hexagon die – http://www.sizzix.com/product/659790/sizzix-bigz-die-hexagons-1-2-sides
    The product code is 659790 just in case the link isn’t working.

  8. Laura Bell 2 years ago

    Thank you so much Nicole. Can’t understand why I couldn’t find it. I really appreciate your help–love your blog.

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