Make a Superstar Cushion!
It's been a while since posting here on things I make and do... but, I've had a lovely day today and I thought I'd share some of that sparkle with you! Not normally a very sparkly person, but I was having a moment the other day and decided to gather all the suitably shiny pieces of fabric from my collection (I managed THREE!) and make some star-shaped scatter cushions. I think I was rather enthusiastic and whipped them up too quickly, forgetting to take any photos along the way. Shame... although I did make a pattern and draw some diagrams for you. It's a super easy make, so I know you'll manage just fine. I think these cushions are such fun to make and have around, you'll want to make one for each corner of your house and each person on your holiday gift list - big or small! I hope you have at least one person in your life deserving of a gold star!
Click HERE to download the PDF pattern. Print at 100% scale or actual size (not scale to fit setting). It will print on both A4 and US letter size paper.
This pattern is free for personal use only. You may share the link to the blog post on your social channels or with friends, but please do not share the pattern file itself.
You will need:
- 65-75cm of fabric or use up your scraps
- toy stuffing (I reused the polyester filling from some square cushions)
Seam allowances are included throughout at 1cm (3/8")
Use the suggested cutting layout below or ignore it completely if using scraps, but do keep to the grainline if possible.
As you can see, there's two suggested cutting layouts for two different widths of fabric.
The idea was to make the back of the cushion from one whole piece and the front of the cushion from five points sewn together, although you can simply cut both front and back from the same back pattern piece and call it a day.
To join the front pieces together, place two of them on top of one another right sides facing. Align the edges, pin and sew one straight side up to the centre point only. Press the seam allowance open.
Continue adding the other three pieces until you have a complete five-point star and press seam allowances open as you go along.
Place the back on top of the front right sides facing, pin and sew all around with a shorter than normal stitch. Remember to leave an opening.
I would not suggest clipping the seam allowance anywhere as you normally would on a garment - it is not necessary and would only weaken the seams at the corners. Turn it right side out and push all the points out properly. Fill with toy stuffing to your desired density then hand-stitch the opening shut.
That's it... that's all I did, but you can add your own touch to it - add piping, colour block it, embroider, monogram it, etc. Most of all, enjoy it!
Remember to tag with #DDsuperstarcushion if posting on social media.
Happy sewing to you all and take care out there,