All Americana Star Pillows – Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern

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 All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com This free patriotic pillow pattern can set out all summer!  You can make a great looking star shaped pillow that adds color and style to a room.
For the Pillow
Printed and assembled .pdf pattern
1/4 yard of five different fabrics (cotton and flannel work best)
1/3 to 2/3 yard of fabric for backing, center star and side pieces (again cotton or flannel)
stuffing (batting for fill)
button (optional)
needle and thread
Washer and dryer for ragging

Download the free pattern here.

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope to download the .pdf !
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Full video tutorial here,written tutorial below:

1 – Cut out the pattern

 

All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here . Cut out 1 of each of the pattern pieces.

In addition to the pattern you will need to cut a 3.5 by 78 inch long strip for the five point star (you will need to sew a couple pieces together ).  A 3.5 by 64 strip for the star in star pattern. Tip: Be sure to leave the pattern pieces pined to the cloth until you are ready to sew  – that way you can tell which piece is which.

2 – Begin to sew

 

All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com Because we’re going to rag the cloth you will pin wrong sides together  and sew  using a .5 seam allowance

For the 5 point pillow: be sure that the very center of the star is closed after sewing the pieces tog
ether. (Click on gallery pictures below for more visual detail).Star in Star: Sew the outer pieces together and then sew the star in the center (Click on gallery pictures below for m
Both stars:  Once the frontore visual detail).is assembled pin the side piece on to the front (again

Tip: while you can sew one continuous line around the star – I recommend sewing from point to point rather than trying to turn at the top of each point.  So basically you will sew 5 lines instead on long continuous one. wrong sides together). Then sew around the star.

 

3 – Pin and sew back of the star

 

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Both Pillows: Sew a short section 3-4 inches at a .4 seam allowance on the side cloth and then on the backing – this is to preserve the fabric at the baking when you rag the pillow.

With wrong sides together pin the back of the star onto the pillow – but this time be sure to leave a 3 inch gap for turning and stuffing.  Sew together using the same seam allowance that you used on the front of the pillow. trim threads.

 

4 – Ragging

All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com Both pillows: Go along each of the seams and cut little slits along all of the seams, about .25 inch (or less ) apart

Then toss into the washer, once maybe two times to get the fabric to fray – then dry in the dryer to finish the ragging process.

5 – Final Steps

All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com Stuff  to desired firmness ( I like it to be a little more firm so it can stand better without sagging.)  Hand sew or machine sew the opening shut.  If desired sew a button onto the center.

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Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
All Americana Star Pillows   Free Patriotic Pillow Pattern on www.fleecefun.com
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