Re-post: The Annie Project- Mini Hexagon Patchwork

My talented friend Claire from Made at Mine has recently completed some very clever sewing projects using fabric from my first collection, Architecture. She’s turned some offcuts of fabric into a geometric statement necklace and a keepsake bear and I just love them!

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Claire has shared the details on her blog and included a great ‘how to guide’ so you can create a similar necklace yourself. Don’t forget to check out the rest of her blog at http://www.madeatmine.wordpress.com for other great sewing tips!

Its my lovely textile designer friend Annabel’s Birthday this week (Happy Birthday Annabel!) and I have a mini stash of fabric off cuts* from her first collection

After seeing Love, Lucie‘s blog on her hexagon patchwork glasses case and other mini patchwork projects on pinterest I decided that I would attempt my first patchwork and make her a necklace.

Necklace maths….

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I found a great tutorial on youtube to help me with the task! Cut out some rectangle templates (I found them online) and cut your fabric slightly larger than the shape. Fold over the edges and tack down.

Patchwork

You will end up with lots of fabric covered hexagons which you can then arrange to create a nice pattern, use small ladder stitches to fix them together:

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I then used card, grey fabric, embroidery thread and a clasp to create the necklace:

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First I pressed the hexagons so they…

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