Monday, April 23, 2012

No-sew framed fabric honeycomb

In my continuous (and extremely slow) effort to re-do my craft room, I wanted to make another picture to keep my Bee Inspired print company :) This is a really quick, no-sew project that is perfect for getting rid of those pesky scraps you may have sitting around. It's also really great for showcasing some of your favorite fabrics that you can't bring yourself to make into a piece of clothing that your child will grow out of in 2 days.

If you're not into the whole honeycomb thing, try different shapes! Triangles? Circles? Heck, go crazy with some octagons. Whatever floats your boat.

  • A bunch of scrap fabric
  • Interfacing, like Heat N Bond
  • Burlap
  • Picture frame
  • Iron

Step 1: Iron on your interfacing.

First, decide how big you want your hexagons to be. This will determine how much of your fabric you'll need. My picture frame size was 11x13 1/2, so I decided on 4 rows of hexagons for a total of 16 hexagons that were 2 1/2 inches tall and 3 inches wide. I cut 6 each from 2 different colors and 4 from another. The white fabric was used to accent, and I cut 6 smaller hexagons that were 1 3/4"x2" each.

Follow the instructions on the back of your interfacing to iron some interfacing to the back of your fabrics.

Step 2: Cut your hexagons out.

You should now have several strips of fabric with interfacing on the back of them.

To get your hexagon shape, Google or find some clipart of a hexagon and use Word to size it to whatever size you need. Cut out and trace the hexagon to the paper backing of your interfacing. Cut out your shapes, and remove the paper backing.

Step 3: Attach your shapes on the burlap.

Cut out a piece of burlap big enough for your frame. Be sure to cut it a tiny bit larger than needed, I cut mine a little too small so you can see the frame a little on the bottom.

Arrange your hexagons on the burlap until you're happy with the placement.

With a hot iron, carefully iron on your large hexagons first by lifting and placing the iron on a couple hexagons at a time (no dragging the iron across). After your large hexagons have been ironed on, layer your smaller accent hexagons on top and iron those on in the same way.

Now, just insert your finished piece in your frame and hang!

Enjoy your art!

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  1. So so cute! I love that it's no sew.

  2. I really like this--good way to use up scraps of fabric from making my Little One dresses.. and makes a sort of "memory keeper" too!

    Here is my Made With Love Monday link-up:

  3. Love the no sew option, since I can't sew more than a straight line.

    I'm visiting from the CRAFT linky party. I hope that you can stop by my blog too. :)

    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Oh this is so cute! My students are called the "FreeBeez" (as in Freeman 5th grade bees with a "z".) We are all about anything bee-like. This honeycomb art would be adorable to use in my classroom somehow.

    Thanks for "stopping by" my place today:)

  5. This is a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  6. This is a lovely project. I love projects made with Burlap... Great Job.

  7. Love this project!!!!!
    I currently have a Crafty linky party going on, i would love you to link this project up !!!
    Claire xox

  8. Absolutely darling! I love the hexagon motifs I'm seeing right now. Thanks for linking up this week!


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