Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Those Modern Hexies

In my most recent issue of The Scrap Basket, I featured modern hexies, the brain-child of Nicole/Modern Handcraft. Well after perusing some examples of this clever technique, I was compelled to try it myself!

Starting the hand-stitching was a perfect travel project, and using Nicole's tutorial, I managed to baste all the hexies that I took with me - 80 or so, or 2 charm-packs worth. Rummaging through my stash at the last-minute before we left, I grabbed Kate Spain's Cuzco and Sunnyside. I had 1 1/2" hexies, so trimmed the charms to 4" square, though I probably should have gone a good half-inch smaller. I think with a good press, they'll be fine.

So I have some other w.i.p.s to face before going on to the next step, but I'm pleased I at least have my hexies all ready to go!

If you've tried modern hexies, leave a link in the comments! Linking up with WIP Wednesday.


  1. That's a great start! So pretty!

  2. Hi Debbie! Looks beautiful! I have hexy Project BOX and I keep it now in the shop. When I need a brake from jewelry making/cleaning/fixing I sew few hexies. In fact i should cut squares to continue basting. In the same time I also now and then sew them to flowers. x Teje

  3. I need to locate my hexie templates so I can get around to giving this a try. I have a pile of fabric that's just screaming to be hexied. I like the idea of starching the dickens out of them rather than hand basting - I've seen a bit about that lately. Love that travel pouch for your hexes and can't wait to see them come together!

  4. Aren't they addicting Debbie? Hope you are enjoying them. Beautiful

  5. I love all of the tutorials showing how to baste them w/o actually basting. I am going to try the starch thing soon! I have some mini charm packs that I have no plans for and hexies would be perfect.

  6. I have always wanted to try these. It will be fun to see what you do with them. :)

  7. haven't tried it yet but I'm anxious to see your end result!

  8. I love Hexies of all descriptions, and when I saw the modern hexies, knew I had to give it a go. This is my final piece:


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