I love finding small projects that I can use to take my holiday decor up a notch. This mini Hexagon Patriotic banner is a perfect example of just such a project. A little fabric, some interfacing and Heat n Bond lite and now you have a darling accent for your space! Using hexagon fabric dies from Crafter’s Edge allows me to make the flags a fun and unique shape! Are you ready to make one?

Hexagon Patriotic Mini Banner Tutorial

Supplies:

Prepare Fabric for Banner:

  • From the background fabric for the hexagon flag- cut a strip 5 1/4″ wide X 10 1/2″ (these measurements will make 2 hexagon flags, you can make your strip longer to make more flags- just add 5 1/4″ to the length of the fabric and the interfacing)
  • From the lightweight fusible interfacing, cut a strip 5″ X 10 1/4″

  • Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric strip following the package instructions.

  • From the accent fabric for the hexagon flag cut a strip 4 1/4″ X 8 1/2″  (again, this is for two flags. Add 4 1/4″ to the length for each additional flag you are cutting both to the fabric and the Heat n Bond Lite)
  • Cut a strip of Heat n Bond Lite 4″ X 8 1/4″

  • Follow the package instructions and fuse the Heat n Bond lite to the wrong side of the accent fabric.

  • From the background fabric, cut your strip into 5 1/4″ squares.
  • Cut your accent fabric into 4 1/4″ squares.
  • Stack your squares onto your cutting plate, following the instructions for your Crossover. Use the 5″ and 4″ hexagon dies from the Hexagons Fab Die set.

  • Run your dies through your cutting machine.

Make Hexagon flags for patriotic banner:

  • Remove the paper backing from your accent hexagons.
  • Center the accent hexagon on top of your background hexagon.
  • Fuse the accent into place.

  • Print or trace the star pattern onto the paper side of your Heat n Bond Lite.
  • If using white for your stars, I recommend fusing a piece of Heat n Bond Light weight fusible interfacing onto the back of the star fabric first.
  • Cut out the stars leaving a slight margin around the pattern.
  • Fuse the stars onto the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Cut out the stars on the printed or traced line.
  • Remove the paper backing.

  • Turn your hexagon so one of the points is centered at the bottom.
  • Measure a line across the hexagon so you cut off the opposite point from the bottom point. Remove the top point.
  • Position your star so it is centered with the bottom point.
  • Fuse the star in place.

  • Sew around the accent hexagon and the star using a straight stitch.
  • Fold over the top straight edge 1/2″.
  • Sew down the top seam using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Be sure to back stitch at the beginning and ending of your sewing.
  • Use a long blunt needle or safety pin to thread a string or twine through the channel at the top of the flag to make your Hexagon Patriotic mini banner.

The Crossover makes this banner really fast and allows for a unique shape to the banner that would take much longer if you had to cut them by hand! I hope you will make your own mini banner!

Happy Sewing friends! xoxo, Amy

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