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Happy May! I’m a little partial to this particular month because my birthday happens to fall in the middle of it. Sometimes it’s on Mother’s Day, but this year it’s the day before, so I get a whole weekend of celebrating!
As a mom, I’d love it if someone made me a pair of earrings like these. You can personalize them with the fabric you choose, and I’ll admit the first pair I made may have been influenced by Game of Thrones wrapping up its run this month. 😁
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To make a pair of these, you’ll need:
Print the pattern onto the card stock. The pattern includes 6 different sizes. Choose the one you’d like to use. Lay the printer paper over the top and trace your chosen hexie. Measure 1/4” from each tracing line and draw a second line (a quilt ruler with 1/4” mark works well for this).
Cut out the center along the original tracing line. After you remove the center, cut around that second set of lines you drew. Now you have a template to fussy cut your fabric. For reference, my dragons were made using the 1 1/4”, and the house and trees are 3/4”.
Here are some of the other fabrics I auditioned before settling on my dragons:
Lay the template on the fabric so it shows your design the way you’d like. Trace around the outer edge with a Frixion or other fabric marking pen. Cut along that line. You’ll need four of these - two for the front and two for the back.
Cut out the appropriate size hexies from the card stock.
Place the fabric right side down. Place a card stock hexie in the center.
One at a time, fold the sides over the hexie, gluing as you go with a fabric glue pen. Repeat until all edges are secured.
Do the same with the other three hexies and fabric.
Place a jump ring on the wrong side of one back hexie so it sticks up above the fabric about halfway. Stitch around the bottom of the ring through the fabric to hold it in place. (Ignore the earring attached here and in the next couple of pics. I thought it would be easier to attach it first. It is so not.)
Add the front hexie on top, so the two are wrong sides together. Hold in place with a couple of fabric clips.
Stitch the two together using a small ladder stitch, hiding the knots between the layers.
Attach the fish hook and they’re ready to wear or give.
Finish by adding the fish hook.
Whether you sew or glue them, these fabric hexie earrings are a great gift to make for anyone you want to celebrate on Mother’s Day!