I have to give some credit to my pal Amanda on this tutorial. She helped me talk through the steps, and also encouraged me to continue when I wanted to throw this project in a corner! Thanks for that, Amanda!
All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
List of Materials:
-60 degree triangle template (you can purchase here, or draw your own!)
-Twenty-four (24) 8 1/2" strips of various prints/solids
-1 yard of fabric (for the back)
-1/2 yard ribbon
1) Cut twenty-four triangles from your strips. I cut mine using the largest size, which is marked as 9", but when placed on a strip of fabric, fits within the 8 1/2" height.
If this doesn't make sense, please let me know!
2)Lay out your 24 triangles in a hexagon shape.
6) Fold back in half, and lay your solid fabric (or the fabric for the back) in half underneath. Your back fabric should cover the half hexagon.
7) Now, pin around the perimeter, with right sides together.
10)Now, we're ready to sew! Sew around the entire perimeter with a 3/8" seam allowance , including around the circle, leaving a small 5-6 inch area on one of the unconnected ends.
Be sure to sew over both pieces of ribbon!
11) Before turning inside out, clip around the center circle.
12) Turn right side out through your gap and push corners.
13) Press and top stitch, closing the 5-6" gap.
And I hope you'll make a stocking or tree skirt from one of our tutorials! If you do, make sure you add it to our flickr group.Stash! She's offering up a bundle of Moda Bella solids that coordinate with Simply Color, and a charm pack!
ETA: At the widest point, this tree skirt is approx. 36" wide. Each hexagon side is 18".