How to make patchwork hexagon fridge magnets and fridge bunting with the left overs
Gift making tutorial
You will need:
needle and thread
stanley knife (optional)
hexagon template (provided below)
magnetic sheet 6mm thick (self adhesive optional)
I used this block from the kids play set to cut around -it's sides measure 2.5 cm - but I have provided the same sized template here.
You may want to stick it onto some thick card for multiple uses.
Cut out hexagon from card with stanley knife or trace and use scissors.
Iron your fabric and cut your fabric out roughly around the hexagon with an overlap.
Fold and glue the fabric, keeping it tight around the card
Just a stitch in each corner. You can spray the card with a little spray adhesive for the fabric to stay still.
Trace around your hexagon on the magnet sheeting. I used a stanley knife to score the sheet then cut through with scissors. If using the self adhesive sheets, cut on the "wrong" side - the black side- as the white side is really slippery.
Iron the covered hexagon to get it really flat.Peel paper from adhesive or apply a thin layer of craft glue.
Stick on the covered hexagon!
Make six for a flower
They look sweet on a stainless steel fridge too, trust me!
It didn't photograph so well.
Cut your fabric to size around the triangle.
Peel and expose sticky side (or apply thin layer or glue.
Place length of ric rac or thin ribbon across the triangle.(I used mini ric rac)
Apply glue to the ric rac so the fabric sticks over it.
Place fabric carefully on triangle.
Repeat, attaching the ric rac/ ribbon to the next triangle...and so on....
Make it as short or long as you like!
Happy gift making!