|In these instructions I am going
to describe how to baste a hexagon precut paper shape.
With a piece of plastic or cardboard
create a cutting template that has a 1/4" seam allowance
added to the size of the paper piece. Use the template
to trace around on the fabric for cutting out your fabric
Center a paper piece hexagon on the
back of the fabric hexagon as show in Figure 1.
|Take one edge of the Fabric and wrap
it around the paper piece. Use tape to hold the fabric
in place as show in Figure 2.
|Wrap the opposite edge of fabric over
the paper piece as shown in Figure 3. Hold the fabric
with your fingers.
|Wrap the next edge of fabric over the
paper piece and make a whip stitch to gather the corner as shown
in Figure 4. Make sure you do not sew the fabric to the
paper piece (When working with pieces that have edges that are
2" long or longer, you will need to make a stitch into
the paper piece along the edges. This helps keep the nice
|Work your way around the hexagon until
all 6 corners are fixed. For 2" or larger shapes
you will need to baste to the paper piece between the corners.
Remove the tape when you get to that edge. The back of
the hexagon should look like Figure 5.