It seems everybody loves stitching hexagons, so here is a hexagon bowl tutorial.
You need some fabric scraps and interfacing scraps. The best interfacing is the one fusible on both sides. You can use interfacing fusible on one side or even batting. In this case, stitch/quilt the pieces to keep the layers together.
It is easier to prepare a large fabric/interfacing piece, then to cut out the hexagons. Its size depends on the size of your hexagon, so choose the hexagon’s size first.
But the technique works fine with scraps too.
The sturdiness/firmness of the bowl depends on how sturdy/firm the interfacing is.
I like to use Fast2Fuse, is fusible on both side and comes in light and heavy weight. The heavyweight stuff works great for big items (toy boxes…).
The bowl below is made with single side fusible interfacing- Vilene S520.
Fuse/stitch your interfacing in between 2 pieces of fabric then cut out the hexagons.
One of the hexagons will be the base of the bowl, the 6 sides will be attached in this way.
Zig-zag each of the 6 side pieces along 3 edges ( the edges that will become the top edge of the bowl). Pay attention if you use directional prints. Use a wide and close stitch.
Attach the sides to the base in this way.
Place the two pieces next to each other under the presser foot. Do not overlap the edges.
Join the pieces with a close zigzag stitch and be sure you catch both edges. Use the widest and closest zigzag stitch you can make with your machine. Backstitch at the start and end of each seam.
Here 2 sides are attached.
And here all the sides are attached. This will be the outside of the bowl.
This is the inside of the bowl.
Shape the bowl by stitching two adjacent edges together- from the back side. Fold the piece in half this way- what you see is the back side.
Stitch 2 adjacent edges together using the same close and wide zigzag stitch.
Backstitch at the start and end of the seam. What you see here is the outside of the box.
Continue stitching the edges together…
On the inside, the stitching is almost invisible.
The finished bowl.
The back with the visible stitching.
Recommended reading – Easy fussy cutting – downloadable templates for 2 bowls are included