I have often patched my clothes with store bought patches but this time the holes in these pants were big and on the knees, so I decided I would make my own patches. I wanted the patches to be girly and pretty. So the first thing I did was look for ideas on Google and I found this wonderful tutorial: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/08/paper-piecing-hexagons/
The first patch turned out very pretty and the pattern was easy to follow. But I wanted to change the pattern from using paper to using interfacing and since I was going to make another patch I thought it would be fun to make a tutorial of how to make these hexagon flower patches. So I got my brother's wonderful camera and started the next patch.
Here are the materials you need to make these darling hexagon flowers:
-Scraps of fabric ( I used 3 different patterned fabric)
- Hexagon template ( I used a Feta Cheese lid) first I made a hexagon on Microsoft word with 1 inch sides to make the hexagon template for the lid
First, trace out 7 hexagons on your interfacing. Then cut out all the hexagons.
Next, Iron the interfacing on the back sides of your scraps of fabric. Make sure your fabric is fairly wrinkle free.
Finger press your fabric along the side of the interfacing on two of your hexes. With right sides together match up your center hexagon with another hexagon with corners matching up. Make a knot on your thread and begin the ladder stitch picking up a tiny bit of fabric each time. Tie off at the end of each side. Join all the sides of the hexagon together to form a flower. You will have to twist the fabric so that you get right sides together and make sure that it lies flat when it is sewn together.
After you have sewn all the hexagons together finger press the outside edges of the fabric onto the interfacing and sew it down. I did tiny french stitches but now that I think about it, it would be a lot faster to quickly baste it. You can do it however you like :-)
Now you have a beautiful patch!