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Patriotic Star Pillow
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Patriotic Star Pillow

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1/4 yd each of 5 patriotic fabrics, or fat quarters
  • 1/4 yd fabric for gusset
  • 1/2 yd fusible interfacing
  • Fiberfill
  • 2-3/4" covered button
  • Iron, pressing surface
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies

DIRECTIONS: Enlarge pattern. Use 1/4" seam throughout.

  1. Cut out 4 pattern shapes from each of the five fabrics. Mark pattern with dots at points.
  2. Lay fabrics together in star shape for front & back.
  3. Sew each star section together. Sew five star sections together between dots.
  4. Press all seam allowances in one direction.
  5. Cut fusible interfacing to fit front & back, fuse in place.
  6. For gusset, cut two pieces 30-1/2"x2-1/2" of fuse interfacing and fuse to wrong side of each piece.
  7. Sew short sides together.
  8. On both sides of gusset, measure and mark every 6".
  9. Stay-stitch 3/4" on either side of mark.
  10. Clip in to stay-stitching every 6".
  11. Align clips on gusset to points on star. Stitch front in place.
  12. Repeat with back. Leave one section open for turning.
  13. Clip points; turn right side out.
  14. Stuff firmly with fiberfill.
  15. Slip stitch opening closed.
  16. Cover button, following the package directions. Sew button to center of pillow.
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