This pillow seriously comes together crazy fast. And is ridiculously addicting to make.
Half yard material
Small scrap of contrasting material (or small scrap of the main material)
Two 1 1/8 inch cover buttons (found in the notion section)
Star pattern foundation piece
Trace the star pattern foundation piece five times, with the shorter ends pointing together, making a large star. This will be your star pattern
Cut out two stars using the pattern
Right sides together, layer the two stars, matching all points
Starting about one inch down from one of the five points, sew all the way around the star, leaving about a four to five inch gap open for stuffing
Snip all five corners, up to, but not through, the stitching to release some of the fabric tension
Trim all five points up to, but not through, the stitching, to make a cleaner point when turned
Using open gap, turn to right sides. Use a thin, blunt point to get the points properly turned, if necessary
You want it to be stuffed pretty full, especially in the points. To make it easier to sew in the buttons at the end, though, I found it helped to stuff less right in the middle of the star.
Time to sew the buttons on.
I found it best for me to tie the end of the thread to one of the buttons.
Crappy picture, but sew the buttons into the center of the star, pulling REALLY REALLY tight and securing as you go. This was the hardest part for me, but when you get it…