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Hexagon Bag

Extract from Hexagon Happenings • By Carolyn Forster


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Hexagon Happenings
Finished Bag Size: 11" x 13" x 7"

Fabric quantities are based on 40" usable width of fabric. Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise noted. wof = width of fabric

Note: Use the holes in the templates to mark the 1/4" seam on the wrong side of the hexagons.
From print fabric A, cut:
7 hexagons using the template on page 5.
From print fabric B, cut:
4 hexagons using the template on page 5.
From outer bag lining fabric, cut: 30" x 32" piece
From batting, cut: 30" x 32" piece
From inner bag lining fabric, cut:
11 hexagons using the template

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  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lay out the fabric print A and fabric print B hexagons as shown.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Beginning with the center row of 5 hexagons, layer the hexagons right sides together. Stitch the hexagons together along one edge, starting and stopping at the 1/4" seam mark. Press the seams open. Repeat with the adjacent rows of
    2 hexagons.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    With right sides together, place one of the remaining hexagons on the row with 2 hexagons, matching raw edges. With the sewn hexagons on the bottom, start sewing at the 1/4" mark. Stop stitching when you reach the opposite 1/4" mark. The mark will be above the open seam of the sewn hexagons. This will allow you to pivot everything in order to turn the corner.

  • Step 4

    Leaving the needle in the work, lift the presser foot and pivot the top hexagon so it aligns with the raw edge of the hexagons underneath. Lower the presser foot and continue sewing to the 1/4" mark. Press the seams open. Repeat with the remaining outer hexagon row.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew the outside rows of hexagons to the center row. Remember to start and stop sewing at the 1/4" marks. Press the seams open to make the outer bag unit.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Layer the batting on the wrong side of the outer bag lining. Lay the outer bag unit right side up on the batting. Baste the pieces together and quilt through the layers. Refer to the diagram for quilting suggestion.

  • Step 7

    Trim the excess batting and lining even with the outer bag unit. Make a 1/4" deep snip at the edges where the seams are pressed open. This will allow more give when the bag is sewn up.

  • Step 8

    Referring to steps 1-4, sew the inner bag lining hexagons together in the same manner.

  • Step 9

    Sew the sides of the outer bag together by stitching the fabric A hexagons together on each edge as shown.
    Begin sewing with reinforcing stitches at the folded edge. Stop stitching at the 1/4" mark.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew the inner bag lining in the same manner, leaving a 3" unsewn gap on one of the middle seams. The unsewn gap will allow the bag to be turned right side out.

  • Step 11

    Sew the fabric B hexagons together along two edges as shown. Begin sewing at the inner 1/4" mark and sew toward the top of the bag. Stop sewing at the 1/4" mark. Finger press the seams open.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat for the inner bag lining.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Place the outer bag inside the inner bag lining, right sides together. Pin the pieces together around the top matching the raw edges at the hexagon points and inner corners. Remember to sew across the point of the hexagons with one or two stitches for a neater finish when turned through.

  • Step 14

    When you have stitched all the way around, snip the excess fabric from the hexagon points.

  • Step 15

    Turn the bag through using the unsewn gap in the inner lining. Slipstitch the gap closed. Use a point turner and seam creaser tool to push out the points if necessary.

  • Step 16

    Roll the top edges of the bag between your fingers to get a crisp edge. Tack in place and secure with a line of quilting 1/4" from the top edge.

  • How to make a bag. Hexagon Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Position handles in place and secure following the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Teri D.
Teri D.
I am intrigued by this project! Before starting, could you just do a solid piece of lining without doing the hexagons? It would be much easier, and you don't see it anyway...I guess you could just trace under after putting the hexagons (after they are sewn together) onto the lining...I dont knwo how old this is, but maybe the designer can offer some feedback on this? Thanks.

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