How to sew a STAR of your own

how to sew a star

This is a tutorial to sew a Fabric star. 

To make this easy star you need 10 fabric pieces cut in a diamond shape. I have cut the shapes with 3 inch sides but you can make it any size you want.

You have to make a template for the diamond shape first. And for that you want a scale and protractor for marking the angle and a piece of paper.

Mark a 3 inch straight line on the paper with the scale.

How to make a fabric star

Mark a 72 degree on this line using a protractor. Use the picture below as reference.

make a fabric star

Mark it as a 3 inch line. 

sewing a fabric star

Mark 72 degree on the other end using the protractor again. 

sewing tutorial for a fabric star

Mark this line as well.

Mark the top line. You get a diamond shaped template. 

making a star from cloth

Cut it out.

making a star from fabric

Use this template to cut out 10 diamond fabric pieces.

sewing a star from fabric

Keep the 5 pieces to get the star shape. Do the same with the rest of the fabric pieces to make the other star.

sewing a star with fabric

Stitch the star together – sew the pieces along the inner edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

sewing tutorial to make a star with fabric

You have to sew both the two star shapes.

making a star with fabric

Keep these 2 star shapes, right sides together – ie rightsides to the inside. Sew along the outside edge joining the two stars together. Leave one edge unstitched. Turn the star right side out through this space.

Fill the star with poly fill or cotton or scrap pieces of fabric. Fill it to the max, till all the spaces are completely filled up.

Stitch the gap closed with hand sewing stitches – you can use ladder stitch.

sewing tutorial for a star with fabric

You can attach a button or pearl or a fabric flower or a ribbon flower like the one I have attached at the center.

how to sew a fabric star

Related post : Make your own Christmas ornaments.

Comments 2

  1. I sewed the button in the center of the material before I stitched the sides up for easier stuffing and hand stitching the last side of the star.

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