How to Draw a Perfect Hexagon

I promised a tutorial for the hexagon mug rug I made earlier this week. I was going to draw a perfect hexagon and then make some sort of print out template, but then I realized that I personally would rather learn how to make my own than to have to rely on finding one. I decided I would make a tutorial on how to make your very own! What is that saying? Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish… you know the rest :)

It is actually quite simple and it is great since you can make it any size you want :)

All you need is a compass, a pencil, and some paper.

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Decide how big you want your hexagon to be, accounting for any seam allowances. Draw your circle.

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Without changing the size you had it set for your circle, take the point of your compass and place it somewhere on the edge of your circle. Make a mark with the pencil on the circle where it hits.

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Place your compass point then on the mark you just made, and make a mark again where the pencil hits the circle. Continue this until you have gone all around the circle making 6 marks.

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Take a ruler and connect the marks you made.

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Voila! A perfect hexagon!

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Now cut it out and you have your own perfect hexagon template!

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I’ll be back tomorrow with the tutorial on how to make the log cabin hexagon block/ mug rug.  :)

10 thoughts on “How to Draw a Perfect Hexagon

  1. This is insanely easy – I’ve always bought the templates because I thought it involved some kind of higher mathematical calculations. Thank you so much!

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