Easily make your own one inch DIY paper hexie templates for all your fabric hexagon projects.
If you are planning to make make a lot of hexies for a big project then you will need quite a few paper hexies. We’re talking possibly hundreds or maybe even thousands, depending on the size and scale of your project.
That can add up really quickly if you were to purchase all of those templates precut. The most cost effective way to get a lot of paper hexies is to make your own.
Paper hexie templates are reusable but it’s best to leave them inside the fabric hexie until you have your hexies stitched together.
I use the large Fiskars hexagon punch for punching out all of my hexie templates. It makes it quick and easy to get a sizeable stack of templates ready to go.
They now have an English paper piecing hexagon punch. It’s the same punch but it comes with an acrylic template. The acrylic template makes it easy to fussy cut your hexies.
Fussy cutting is where you cut a specific design out of your fabric. So if you want to have a strawberry in the center of your hexie you would center the strawberry in the center of the acrylic template to cut it out.
These punches work perfectly because they cut out 1-inch hexies. Hexies are measured by the length of the sides. So a 1-inch hexie has six 1-inch sides.
I cut my hexie templates out of cardstock so they are nice and sturdy. I can cut twenty-one hexie templates from one sheet of cardstock
Then I go through and punch a hole out the center using a standard size 1/4 inch single hole punch. This will make it easier to remove the hexie template from the finished hexie.
Once you have your paper hexie templates punched out you are ready to start making some hexies. Check out my Paper Pieced Hexie Tutorial to get you started.
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