Who doesn’t love 1” hexies (slang for hexagons for those who don’t know)?! They are my favourite size. Small enough for all those tiny scraps we have, but not too small that they just become fiddly and annoying, and of course, perfect for EPP (English paper piecing) beginners. They always seem to be a staple you keep coming back to again and again. Maybe it’s because they are so easy and simple or maybe its because they are so versatile. Either way, everyone loves hexies.
This pattern came about for my need to sew something with hexies, not knowing exactly what I was going to make. Just a need for some hexie therapy and really wanting to play with this sweet ‘Dolly Jean’ fabric by Darlene Zimmerman. Also noting, that a couple of the prints are not Darlene’s as I was running low on this fabric so picked some sweet polka dots and a few Elea Lutz ‘Little Dolly’ prints that matched in perfectly.
Darlene Zimmerman’s fabric has a sweet retro feel, so I thought it would pair perfectly with black ¼” gingham. The result is so sweet and retro! I wanted this project to be small and quick, so a drawstring pouch it was. Firstly because I didn’t have a hexie drawstring pouch and secondly because pouches are so useful, and everyone loves sewing hexies.
This bag also has boxed corners. I did this so the pouch could stand up on its own and so it was a little extra roomy. This is also completely optional and could be left out.
I did a super simple casing at the top, so it was beginner friendly. Nothing complicated here.
If you want to make a hexie drawstring pouch too, head on over to Etsy. It’s a digital PDF pattern so you can download it immediately and start sewing right away!
Any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment below.
Happy sewing, Kellie. X.
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