Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Attention quilting geeks: You need an adorable mini hexie necklace, right? (Of course you do!)

Turn 10 teeny tiny ¼" hexies into a sewing-inspired fashion statement with my mini hexie necklace tutorial with free downloadable template!

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Please note that the links to supplies and tools that are provided below are affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you choose to make a purchase after clicking through.

Supplies:
* Mini Hexie Necklace Template PDF, printed at full scale
* Fabric scraps in two contrasting colors (for hexagons)
* Ten ¼" hexagons (Download the template using the link above. Instructions for sewing the hexagons can be found in part 1 of my English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series.)
* Hand-quilting thread in a color that blends in with your fabric
* Fray check
* Silver necklace chain, two 7" pieces
* Four 6mm open jump rings
* One 6mm spring ring clasp
* One 6mm closed jump ring

Tools:
* Small crochet hook
* Iron and ironing board
* Fabric scissors
* Paper scissors
* Leather punch
* Sewing needle
* ⅛" paper punch
* Round jewelry pliers
* Clover Wonder Clips

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 1
Print the Mini Hexie Necklace Template PDF at full scale, then cut out 10 hexagon templates.

Note: To make the paper templates easier to remove later, use an ⅛" paper punch to punch a hole in the center of each.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 2
Use part 1 of my English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series to sew 10 hexagons in your desired fabric colors or patterns.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 3
Lay out the hexagons in two rows of 5, lining them up so that every other hexagon is offset slightly from the one next to it.

Note: When laying out your hexagon rows, keep in mind that this necklace pendant is double-sided. Once the hexies in each row are sewn together, the two rows will be stacked on top of each other and joined together with right sides facing.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 4
Sew the hexagons into a row at each connecting edge.

If you’ve never sewn hexies together, check out part 2 of my English Paper Piecing Tutorial Series for tips.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 5
Once you’ve constructed both rows, use a steam iron to press them flat and crease the seams.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 6
After the creases have been pressed, use a small crochet hook to carefully pop the paper templates out of each hexagon.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 7
Put the two rows together with right sides facing, creating a double-sided pendant. Sew around the outside edge with small whipstitches.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 8
Press the sewn pendant flat with a steam iron.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 9
Using the necklace hole placement template, punch a hole through each side of the pendant with a leather punch. (A leather punch has a hollow tip, which will cleanly remove the fabric piece when you punch a hole.)

Note: I used a Clover Wonder Clip to hold the template in place while using the leather punch.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 10
Apply Fray Check to each hole to prevent fraying.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 11
Attach one 7" piece of necklace chain to each side of the pendant using jump rings. (I used a pair of round jewelry pliers to open and close my jump rings.)

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Step 12
Use jump rings to attach the clasp and closed jump ring to the ends of the necklace chain.

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

Tutorial: Mini Hexie Necklace | The Zen of Making

You’re done! Enjoy your new mini hexie necklace. (The holidays are coming—don’t forget to stitch up a few more for your other hexie-happy pals!)


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