Updated on by Sarina
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.
Mark a 72 degree on this line using a protractor. Use the picture below as reference.
Mark it as a 3 inch line.
Mark 72 degree on the other end using the protractor again.
Mark this line as well.
Mark the top line. You get a diamond shaped template.
Cut it out.
Use this template to cut out 10 diamond fabric pieces.
Keep the 5 pieces to get the star shape. Do the same with the rest of the fabric pieces to make the other star.
Stitch the star together – sew the pieces along the inner edge with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
You have to sew both the two star shapes.
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.
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