Remember the hexies I was making last weekend? They have now been incorporated into a Pretty Pillowcase. Using pretty florals, ginghams, and polka dots in shades of pink, blue, yellow, and green, I made 22 Hexies. They were hand stitched onto the cuff of the pillowcase to add old world charm. This is a fun scrap buster project and makes a pretty pillowcase which would look sweet on an iron bed, topped with a pretty quilt to match. I am going to make up a stack of these hexie pillowcases to give as Christmas gifts.
The pillowcases are sized at 28 1/2 x 18 1/2 inch ( to fit a standard Australian pillow).
- 22 Hexagon papers that are 1 1/4 inch on each side
- Assorted fabric scraps in florals, ginghams, polka dots (hexies)
- Pink polka dot fabric – 19 x 17 inch (pillowcase cuff)
- Pink gingham fabric – 19 x 2 1/2 inch (pillowcase cuff)
- White homespun – 19 x 21 inch (pillowcase front)
- Pink Chevron fabric – 19 x 35 1/2 inch(pillowcase backing)
1. Make 22 hexagons. Stitch together in three rows as shown. Press. Remove the papers and basting stitches, Press.
2. Fold the pink polka dot fabric in half, lengthwise. Position the hexagon panel so that it is 1/2 inch from the folded edge. Pin in place through one layer. Hand stitch in place.
3. Continue to make the pillowcase following the steps shown in our Pretty Pillowcase tutorial.
The pillowcase features an internal flap to hide the pillow from view.