Hexagon Pattern Kimekomi Ornament

Today’s video is a long one. I wanted to show you as much of the process as possible. It wasn’t difficult to make, just a little complicated to put into words. It took about 4 hours to complete. I really enjoyed creating this one and I hope you enjoy it too.

Materials Used:

  • one 80mm smooth foam ball
  • pink Japanese cherry blossom patterned cotton fabric
  • solid pink cotton fabric (Should be slightly darker than the other pink color fabric.)
  • solid green cotton fabric
  • purple and silver cord
  • pink ribbon
  • 3/4 inch silver pins
  • three pink pearl topped corsage pins
  • three silver hologram plum blossom sequins*
  • two 5mm hot pink hologram flower sequins
  • one 7mm pink acrylic bead

*purchased at Cartwright’s

Tools needed:


  1. Draw lines on foam ball dividing it into 6 equal sections.
  2. Set your compass to 3 cm. Put your compass point on the point where the lines you just drew intersect the mold line.
  3. Draw 6 circles at each of the 6 points.
  4. Turn the ball so the mold line is vertical. This will be the orientation of your ornament.
  5. Locate the hexagon at the front of the ornament and cut the foam as shown in the video. You should have 6 triangle like shapes creating a hexagon when you are done.
  6. Cut 3 pieces of the cherry blossom fabric in roughly the size of the triangle like shapes. Make sure to leave enough extra fabric on the edges for tucking. Also, cut out 3 pieces of the solid pink fabric in the same way.
  7. Tuck the fabric into the cut foam as shown in the video. Alternate the two different fabrics. You may glue down the fabric if you wish but make sure that the glue doesn’t seep through the fabric.
  8. Next, cut out the 6 almond shapes on the foam ball that were created when the circles drawn intersected. They are connected to the corners of the hexagon.
  9. Cut 3 pieces of each of your pink fabrics in the shape of the almond shaped sections. Make sure to leave enough extra fabric on the edges for tucking.
  10. Each of the almond shaped sections touch a corner of the hexagon. Using the opposite fabric from the one used on the corner of the hexagon it touches, tuck the fabric into the cuts.
  11. Repeat steps 4-6 on the back hexagon.
  12. Cover the remaining sections with green fabric. If the black line drawn through the sections can be seen through your fabric, use some White Out to cover it.
  13. Once all your sections have been covered with fabric, glue the cord on all the seams, pinning it down at intersecting points.
  14. Pin a flower and plum blossom sequin at the center of the front and back hexagons with a corsage pin.
  15. Finish the ornament by threading the pink bead onto a corsage pin, then a plum blossom sequins, then the hanging cord, and lastly the bow. Dip your pin in glue and then pin it onto the top of the ornament.

Well, I hope that makes sense. Good luck and happy ornament making. 🙂

4 Replies to “Hexagon Pattern Kimekomi Ornament”

  1. Oh My ! I have never heard of this!? I came by this totally by accident. You are AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you soooo much for sharing your idea! I’m not gushing, I just can’t get over it!
    The possibilities are endless! Especially if someone lost a loved one, one can print the resized image of a dog, the person, or baby’s first x-mas, or a place etc on the fabric, and have it as an ornament,as token of a gift, or as wedding favorite for the guests. Endless…endless….endless
    Who knew 🙂
    Sincerely, Elzbieta

  2. Hi Alyx, I love what you do and started making the Kimekomi balls myself.I would love to know how you get yours corners so neat? I struggle all the time! I have watched your tutorials over and over and I still haven’t got it right. Can you please help?
    Kind regards Gill

    1. Hi Gill,
      First I recommend using a tucking tool with a very fine point.
      Second, Don’t press too hard. It might take longer to tuck with less force but you will have more control.
      Third, Practice practice practice.
      If you would like more tips from other kimekomi ornament makers please join our Facebook group and ask our community.
      Be sure to read the group description and answer the 3 questions so I can approve your request to join.

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