I admit, I LOVE hexagons! I sew them and I even designed an afghan pattern made with hexies. I’ll fine tune it and put it up here, too.
In the meantime, I designed a “quilt-as-you-go” Hexie hot-pad and needed a starting hexie pattern. I looked all over the internet, and couldn’t find one in the size I wanted. 🙁
What I did find, though, were the instructions on how to draft your own pattern. Here is my version:
I needed a 5″ hexagon (measured from point to point).
Begin by drawing a circle the same size as your desired hexagon. I couldn’t find a compass anywhere! Sew, I improvised. A piece of ribbon, a tack and a pen! (My final circle was better than the picture, but you get the point, right?)
Cut out the circle and fold it twice, as shown.
Fold the top and the bottom to the center fold as shown.
Make a mark at all the folds except the middle ones. Join the dots with straight lines and cut on those lines.
What remains is a hexagon.
How easy is that?
Let me know if you use this method to draw your own hexagon pattern.