Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hexagons for Stocking #2

As I mentioned in this post, I'm determined that we will have Christmas stockings next Christmas. Which is why I'm working on them in January. Inspired by these lovely stockings, I decided that mine will be made of hexagons. I don't have too much of it sewn yet, but this picture shows you what I have so far.

Hexagons for stocking

I love all the hexagon work I'm seeing all over the place these days, and I'm coming to appreciate it even more as I've been working on them! There are about as many opinions on the best way to piece hexagons as there are people sewing hexagons, so I've read and read and settled on my technique. I'll post more on that later, but for now, my preferences are:

  • cardstock for hexagon templates
  • basting on the back, without sewing through the paper
  • joining hexagons with a running stitch
Those seem to be the most debatable parts. If you're looking for a good comparison on hexagon options, this post at The Sometimes Crafter was extremely helpful! 

Have you jumped on the hexagon bandwagon? What's your favorite approach?


  1. Love all your fabrics! Makes me want to get mine out, think I'll sew some today. I guess I need to figure out what I'm going to do with them.

  2. no hexagon bandwagon for me, i'll just appreciate your work! I echo mom, fabric is great!!!!