Create a little bit of magic with this star pillow pattern. Decorate it with a simple button or appliqué a letter and gift it to your favorite little (or big) star.
I have included 3 sizes of printable templates so you can mix and match. Your star pillow pattern includes a 14″ (35.5cm), 16″ (40.5cm) and 18″ (46cm) size template. You can also use your printing scale function to create infinite size options.
Star Pillow Pattern: Supplies
- 1/2 yard of cotton quilting or decorator fabric
- Hand needle to sew the pillow closed after stuffing
- Polyester stuffing
- Optional – button or appliqué to decorate
- The star pillow pattern – Click the link below to open a PDF with the pattern in a new window. DOWNLOAD PATTERN
Star Pillow Pattern: Instructions
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of fabric from your template.
Step 2: Cut the paper template pattern back to the seam allowance and place it on your fabric to mark a stitching line. This will help you get a more accurate shape, particularly for the curves.
Optional – Embroider or appliqué now. Personalising your star pillow is a really nice touch if you are giving it as a gift.
Step 3: Put the right sides together and stitch around with a 3/8 inch (1cm) seam allowance leaving a 2 inch (5cm) gap as shown. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could use a backstitch.
Step 4: Clip the corners and curves and turn the star the right way out.
Step 5: Give it a good press making sure all your points are looking nice.
Step 6: Start stuffing! Use small balls to fill the points of the star first and then do the middle last.
Step 7: Then close the gap with an invisible ladder stitch (slip stitch).
Step 8: Optional: sew a button on either side of the center. It gives a nice designer look to your pillow. Use a couple of 2 hole or 4 hole buttons and stitch through the center with a long needle. You need to pull fairly tightly.
Really to make some more? They look really nice in a set.