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Mini Christmas Star - Cream

 

A beautiful little decoration for the

Christmas tree

 

 

Approx. finished size 7cm x 16cm (3" x 6")

including ribbon loop

What will you need?

  • Two different fabrics
  • Diamond shape template - we used a 2.5cm (1") template
  • ​Thin card or thick paper for the diamond pieces
  • ​4mm gold pearl beads CF01 35402
  • ​6mm x 9mm gold pearl droplet bead CF01 35902
  • ​3mm wide ribbon (approx. 15cm)
  • ​Toy filling
  • Sewing thread
  • Needle, scissors, etc

 

  • Cut 12 diamond shapes out of each fabric using the outside edge of your template
  • ​Cut 12 diamond shapes out of paper or card using the inside edge of your template

​If you don't have this type of plastic template you can make your own. All you need is a diamond shape for your paper pieces, then cut your fabric pieces slightly larger so you have a seam allowance.

  • Fold one of the fabric diamonds over one of the paper diamonds and tack in place

  • Repeat this for the other diamonds.
  • Six diamonds will make one side of your star

 

  • Take two different diamonds and stitch them together

  • Then add a third one, remembering to alternate the designs of the fabric

  • Stitch the other 3 together in the same way

  • Then stitch the two halves together to make one side of your star
  • ​Repeat for the other side

 

  • Place both stars right side together and stitch around the edge, leaving a gap for turning
  • ​Cut your tacking stitches and remove all the paper pieces. You may need to trim some of the excess fabric away.
  • ​Turn right side out

  • Now stuff the star with toy filling
  • ​Take the 3mm wide ribbon and fold it to make a loop
  • ​Tuck it into the seam (at a point) as you stitch up the gap
  • You can now add the 4mm gold pearl beads to 5 points of the star
  • ​Where the ribbon loop is, stitch a bead on both sides
  • ​And add a bead in the centre of each side

  • When you get to the bottom point, bring your needle out of the point and thread 2 4mm pearls onto it
  • followed by a droplet bead
  • Then another 4mm pearl
  • ​Then bring your needle back through the droplet bead and the 2 pearl beads and secure

Your star is now finished

and ready for hanging.

 

Why not experiment with different colours and sizes?

 

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