I saw the pattern for this bag in an old magazine I had. If I remember correctly I think this was the reason I bought the magazine in the first place. That was approximately a year or more ago now. Welp, I finally got around to trying it. It was harder than it looked. Hexies are not super easy to sew. The above is what I ended up with.
I made it out of all scrap fabrics and decided that if it didn’t turn out okay then it was just pieces I had laying there not being used anyway. I am not 100% happy and wouldn’t dare give it to someone as a gift but it’s okay for me.
The truth is, I made a boo boo on the lining when I measured and cut. It was smaller than the outside. This led me to making a choice between trying to find another piece of fabric big enough in my scrap pile or gathering the outside edge and making it work. I am a realist. I kept on stitching. I am not sure if others are like this or not but I HATE starting over and double HATE ripping stitches out. If I am making something for someone else I would but for just me or just for fun. NO WAY…
Other than that error, I like the hexies and would love to some day make a whole quilt with hexies. They are fun and if you EPP (english paper piece) it can be a very relaxing way to spend an evening in front of the tube. I love sitting in my recliner with my thread, needle and a nice hand sewing project. oh.. and my cup of coffee of course!
I free motioned the whole bag. Inside and Out. It gives it a little more sturdiness and I can’t decide if it takes away from the “hexie” look but it’s too late now if it does. I will NOT be doing any ripping! So, go grab your needle and thread and your fave stitchin spot and create something beautiful!
This is where I’m heading!
Until next time~