After making the Charm Square Fabric Tray, I had a brainwave to make a hexagon shaped tray. I love it when an idea works out perfectly. Personally I think the hexagon fabric tray is even cuter than the original square version (see the tutorial for the Charm Square Fabric Tray here). I shared some photos on Instagram earlier in the week and had some requests for a tutorial so have put together some instructions below if you would like to make your own.
The Hexagon Fabric Tray is slightly smaller than the charm square tray. It measures 3 inches across the base at the widest point and 4.5 inches across the top at the widest point (from tip to tip). It is a lovely little size to hold earrings or small items of jewellery. it would also be useful in the sewing room to hold buttons, pins, wonder clips, or mini hexies.
I made mine from a precut hexagon from a Moda Honeycomb pack (30’s Playtime by Chloe’s Closet). I have also included a template to cut your own. You can use any size hexagon following the same basic method. Hexagon Tray Template
- 1 hexagon, floral cotton print. Mine measured 3 inches on each side (refer to Hexagon Tray Template).
- 1 hexagon, white linen
- 1 hexagon, cut from quilt batting
- embroidery thread
1. Lay the batting down on a flat surface. Position the white linen on top with the right side facing upwards. Position the floral print on top with the wrong side facing upwards. Ensure all the edges and corners are perfectly aligned. Pin the 3 layers together.
2. Stitch around the perimeter of the hexagon using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a gap of 1.5 inches in one side for turning. Clip the corners, and turn out the right way through the gap in the lining. Poke out the corners using a bamboo skewer or turning tool. Press.
3. Stitch around the outside of the hexagon using an 1/8 inch seam allowance, enclosing the gap in the lining as you sew.
4. Using a hera marker, mark a line that is 1 inch from each outside edge. This will create a smaller hexagon in the centre that measures 3 inches from one side to the other. Stitch along the marked line. Press.
5. Fold the corners together and secure with a few stitches using two strands of embroidery floss. Stitch 3/8 inch in from each point. Press.
Fill the little trays with little beads or supplies. Don’t forget, you can make them in whatever size you like.
You can check out our Charm Square Fabric Tray tutorial here. You can find some of our other hexagon projects here:
Hope you enjoy making a hexagon fabric tray. Be warned, it is hard to stop at one!