- White felt
- Blue fabric
- Red Fabric
- Blue thread
- Red Thread
- Square Pillow Form
- Sewing Machine
Start by printing out a large star onto a piece of paper (you can use the Zapf Dingbats font or google “star” to get your image.)
Lay the print out on top of the white felt and cut out the star shape slightly larger than the image.
Cut two square pieces of fabric (one red and one blue) one inch wider and taller than your pillow form. (Cloth napkins work well if they are big enough.)
Pin the stars in place and stitch them onto the fabric.
(Using a decorative stitch like a blanket edge stitch makes them fancier.)
Lay the back pillow fabric on top of the star embellished pillow front.
Straight stitch the sides together leaving an opening (about half the width of your pillow form), at the bottom to stuff the pillow inside. Check to make sure the pillow fits. Trim extra fabric off the edges and make 45 degree cuts at all corners.
Turn the cover right side out. Use a pencil or stick to poke the corners out, broken tipped pencils or other blunt pointy objects work just as well. Stuff your pillow inside the cover and pin the opening together.
Stitch a straight stitch as close to the bottom of the pillow as you can to seal the open edge (a zipper foot is excellent for this task.)
And that is my super-duper, easy and quick tutorial for creating star pillows.
They make such a cute patriotic pair!
The star quilt is a gift to my son from his grandmother. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Maybe I need to convince her to write a tutorial on making a star quilt ;-).