How to make… star cushions
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.
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.