Christmas Sew-Along Project Number 4 - Christmas Star Ornaments
For today's project, we are going to be making two Christmas star ornaments. Everyone loves to get handmade ornaments for Christmas, so let's get making.
The size of fabric needed depends on the size of pentagon you are using. These ornaments can be made any size.
The kit contains:
Two pieces of fabric, roughly 7"x7"
Two contrasting pieces of fabric, also 7"x7"
Roughly 22" decorative string
Fabric used is from the Return to Winter's Lane Collection.
- Place two pieces of contrasting fabric right sides together. Set aside the other two pieces of fabric for now.
- Place the pentagon template on the fabric and cut out.
- Sew 1/4" seam along the edges, leaving a 2" opening on one of the sides. Backstitch.
- Trim all five corners being careful not to cut through any stitching.
- Flip right side out. I used my handy chop stick to straighten out the edges.
- Press, making sure to fold open seam under to make it flush with the rest of the sewing.
- Mark the middle of each side. This is roughly 1.5" in.
- Fold the corners in, folding at the points you just made. Press.
- Cut your piece of string in half. Fold it in half and slip the two ends into the unstitched opening on your ornament. Make sure to put about one inch of string into the opening.
- Pin your ironed folds down.
- Edgestitch around the folded flaps (you will be sewing a star shape). Pivot at the inner points. Make sure to catch the string in a seam.
- Repeat steps 1-11 to make your other ornament. This time, reverse what fabric you are folding in.
Congratulations! You now have two ornaments. This is a great pattern to use up your stash.
The back of your ornament will have a nice stitched star. If you want it to show up more, use a contrasting thread colour.
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