Hello and welcome to the next stop on the 12 hexies (or less) blog hop. I was so excited when Diane from CraftyPod told me the idea for this blog hop. I have been working on an EPP quilt since the beginning of the year and it is a very, very labor intensive project. So the idea of smaller, more manageable projects is extremely appealing, I put together this cuff in a few hours.
What you’ll need:
Scraps of fabric
Felt strip 1.5″ wide
Needle and thread
Assemble some hexagons with your paper template and fabric scraps. Diane has a great video tutorial on the basics of basting. The number of hexagons you will need will depend on the size of your wrist, I used 7 but you might need more or less.
Join the hexagons together into a long row, if you need help Diane has a video on the basics of sewing. I attached the hexagons to the felt strip with fabric glue and then stitched around the edge using embroidery floss and a contrasting color.
I decided to use an elastic loop and a button for the clasp, but I’m sure there are a lot of options that would work well. I am not a skilled jewelry maker and I’m not sure I did this the best way possible, so bear with me. I left about an extra inch of felt and stitched the elastic down with the loop facing the hexagons. Then, I folded the extra felt over and whipstitched around the edge. At this point, I realized the elastic loop was too floppy to work, so I stitched down each side of the loop to make it more stable.
I really love making jewelry like this because it’s so customizable. You could make so many different color variations. I was also extremely tempted to cut a border of felt around the hexagons leaving a jagged edge, but ultimately I got too nervous about ruining it. I will be making another to try it out though!
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project! Make sure you look at all the other amazing 12 hexie projects in the blog hop!
Now this looks like a nice, simply project I could get done in an afternoon…(please tell me I’m not doing what I usually do and massively underestimating the amount of time it’s going to take me?) Looks brilliant, anyway!
It didn’t take more than a couple hours, and that was with me doing some trial and error. Joining the hexagons together was the most time consuming part. I want to make some more now that I know what I’m doing!
What a great idea. I love cuffs!! And this is texturey, pretty colors, and just makes a happy fashion statement. I like what you’ve done with Diane’s hexie challenge. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much! It’s the first cuff I’ve ever made or owned, but I really like it a lot. It has a lot of impact in a relatively simple piece of jewelry!