Hello Therm O Web friends, Nicole here from Modern Handcraft with a project using my new favorite product – Liquid Fabric Fuse! This is just the most amazing fabric glue I have used recently and I love that it not only works on fabric, but also another favorite medium of mine – pleather!
Today I am going to show you how to create a fun pleather hexagon pillow. Other options for this project include: felt cut hexagons and also the traditional english paper pieced variety.
This finished pillow measures roughly 17″ x 17″ and has a zipper, but you can finish your pillow off with any method that you prefer. I used a feather 18″ x 18″ insert from Ikea for the photographs.
Materials used for this project are:
- Optional Sizzix machine & hexagon die
- Fabric for pillow – I used Robert Kaufman Black Essex Linen
- Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™
- Therm O Web HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece – 1 18″ x 18″ piece
- Sewing machine and notions (scissors, pins or wonder clips, coordinating thread)
- You can begin by cutting your piece of pleather into 5.5″ strips – this is the perfect width for your hexagon die if using a Sizzix machine and will fit through the machine easily.
- I was able to layer 2 pleather pieces to cut the hexagons out a little faster.
- For my 18″ x 18″ pillow I cut out a total of 38 hexagons, depending on the size shape you use – you can have more or less.
- Iron your HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece to the back of your pillow front fabric. This adds a nice cushion to the pillow and also absorbs any excess glue from the hexagons. Fold your fabric square in half to make a crease, this is what you will use to line up your first row of hexies.
- Continue laying out your hexagons in your desired layout.
- Give yourself about an inch around the entire pillow of just fabric.
- Starting from the middle or one side pick up each hexagon and draw a thin line of Fabric Fuse around the edges on the backside. Stick to fabric, once all are glued down leave to dry for a couple of hours.
- At your machine, quilt across your pillow front using the points of your hexagons as a guide. Using a walking foot over pleather is much easier than a regular sewing machine foot.
- Once you are finished with your quilted pillow top, finish off your pillow in the manner that you enjoy most. I usually do an enevelope backed pillow but decided that this time a zipper would be fun, especially with a nice black zipper.
Here are some images of the finished pillow!
Thanks for stopping by friends!