Star In Stripes Forever Pillow

The Star in stripes forever pillow is a free pdf pattern and tutorial of a patriotic pillow.

I love this patriotic pillow sewing pattern. It's FREE and is so perfect for the summer holidays. Love her step by step DIY instructions too. Great idea.You can make a great looking star shaped pillow that adds color and style to a room and takes minutes to make.
For the Pillow:
2/3 yard fleece (you could really use several different kinds of fabric for this pillow) 1/4 yard red and white fabric ( or other alternating fabric)
stuffing (batting for fill)
1 package of cording (optional)
Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)

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 !

1 – Cut out the pattern


Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here . Cut out 2 of each of the pattern  pattern piece if you want both sides to be striped – or you can cut out 1 of each piece and use the full star provided in the pattern for the backing (which is what I did).

In addition to the pattern you will need to cut a 3.5 by 64 inch long strip.
Tip: Because there are so many fabric pieces in this pattern keep the paper pinned to them until you are ready to sew them.

2 – Begin to sew

Starting with piece “A” sew it to piece “B” using a .25 inch seam allowance.  Continue to sew together “B” to piece “C” until you get to the last piece.
If you are adding cording pin and sew it around the star ( I like to sew the cording by itself with a zipper foot).

Then with right sides together pin the long strip all the way around and sew on using a .25 seam allowance.
Sew the ends of the strip together.  Then sew around the star.

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 6 lines instead on long continuous one.

3- Pin and sew back of the star

With right 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 thread, points and turn right side out.

4 – Final Steps

Stuff  to desired firmness ( I like it to be a little more firm so it can stand better without sagging.)  Hand sew opening shut.  If desired sew a button onto the center.

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