Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fabric Star DIY

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"Froufrou et capucine" ("Froufrou and Nasturtiums") shows us how to make a hanging fabric star, an easy project that can be made with any style of fabric to fit any season or home decorating mood that strikes.

Level: Easy
Creation time:
20 mn



  • Tracing or tissue paper for the pattern
  • 30 x 30 cm (11-13/16 x 11-13/16 inches) of 3 different fabrics
  • 1 ribbon
  • Wadding
  • 1 button
  • Matching sewing thread



  • Cut out the template in 3 fabrics 5 times, yielding 5 pieces.

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  • Sew 4 pieces together in sets of 2.

  • Iron to flatten the seams.

  • Sew the 2 sets of 2 and the 1 remaining piece together at the center point.

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  • To finish the star's shape, sew together the 2 remaining edges.

  • Lay out the star shape on another fabric, right sides together, with the ribbon, folded in half, between the 2, coming out at the highest point.

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  • Sew at 0.5 cm (3/16 inch) from the border, leaving a small opening for turning the star right side out.

  • Turn the star right side out and fill it with wadding.

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  • Close the star with some small hand stitches.

  • Final touch: add a small button on each side at the center of the star, sewn on tightly.

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Source: "Froufrou et capucine" ("Froufrou and Nasturtiums")


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