Hello, friends! I am so glad you stopped by today!
Since it is Winter, I am making lots of lovely things. The cold weather is not my favorite, so sitting inside with a cup of hot cocoa while creating stuff is how I roll.
Y’all know I love black and white gingham…or maybe you have sensed it as an addiction on my part! This little craft allowed me to add a bit more of it to my home, and I love its cuteness.
Of course, this is one of those crafts you can customize to your own taste. Use a fabric color or print that you love. You could even go a little crazy and use a bunch of different fabrics to make this one…scrappy is always fun!
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Gather Your Materials
- Two pieces of fabric measuring approx. 20″ X 20″ (Quilting cotton or medium-weight fabric. No stretchy fabric. I cut mine from a curtain.)
- Two pieces of Kraft Paper measuring approx. 20″ X 20″
- One piece of Warm and Natural Batting measuring approx. 20″ X 20″
- GINGHAM STAR TEMPLATE (download and print)
- Basting Spray
- Sewing Machine
- Basic Sewing Supplies
- Two pieces of fabric
Basically, we are going to create a “sandwich” with the fabric, paper, and batting. The layers are as shown above: fabric-paper-batting-paper-fabric. The basting spray will attach the fabric to the paper to add some sturdiness to the stars. Without the spray, the stars may curl a bit.
Iron your fabric so it lays nice and flat. Spray one piece of Kraft Paper with the basting spray (refer to the instructions on the can). Lay the wrong side of the fabric on top of the sprayed paper. Be patient while doing this so you do not end up with “wrinkles” or “bubbles” on the fabric. If there are a couple of those, do not worry since each star is two-sided. You could always make the bubbled side the back of a star.
Create your “sandwich” by stacking the fabric/paper piece and then the batting piece and then another fabric/paper piece. The right-side of the fabric will face out on each side.
Use a pencil to trace the stars on your fabric sandwich. Try to fit as many as you can so you will have lots of stars!
Place a pin in the center of each star you drew.
Use scissors to cut out each star (I used fabric scissors).
Now take a moment to enjoy the cuteness of your pile o’ stars!
Sew around each star close to the edge (approx 1/8″ – 1/4″). I lifted the presser foot to pivot around the corners. Trying to curve around them did not work well.
This is what the stars look like after the layers are sewn together:
Attach the stars to a length of twine with the clothespins. You could also use hot glue instead of the pins.
Congratulations, you are done!
Now you simply need to figure out where to hang this cuteness!
If you have questions or if you get stuck, please email me or contact me on Facebook. I am happy to help!
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