How to make… star cush­ions

Mollie Makes (US) - - HELLO LITTLE STAR -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Fab­ric rem­nants Cot­ton or polyester stuff­ing Thread We’ve gone starry-eyed over th­ese quick-stitch ce­les­tial cush­ions, scat­ter­ing them on

our so­fas, beds, work sur­faces… any­where that ben­e­fits from a lit­tle twin­kle. Chil­dren will love them and so will grown-up star gazers – make a heap in pretty fab­rics and cre­ate a cozy space to read or con­tem­plate the Milky Way.

01

Draw the star pat­tern from the tem­plate on page 87, or en­large the tem­plates on the pho­to­copier.

Cut two pieces of star-shaped 02 fab­ric and pin them with the right sides fac­ing each other. 03 Sew all the way around on a sewing ma­chine, leav­ing a small open­ing for the stuff­ing. 04 Turn the star inside out and fill with stuff­ing. Pull the stuff­ing into small pieces to pre­vent lumps and push it into all the cor­ners of the star. Fill so the star is plump, but still with some squish. 05 Stitch the small hole closed. Your star cush­ion is now com­plete. Vari­a­tions There are many won­der­ful ways to per­son­al­ize your cush­ion: make some small ones, fill them lightly and thread to­gether to cre­ate a hang­ing dec­o­ra­tion or gar­land. Em­broi­der pos­i­tive phrases, such as “reach for the stars” or “wish upon a star” on the front. How about sewing lit­tle bells to the points for a fes­tive jingle? Or in­sert a mu­sic box to make a lul­laby star to help lit­tle ones slip off to the land of nod.

Snug­gly stars, the stuff of dreams.

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