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Free Star Sewing Pattern
It’s an easy beginner sewing project for everybody, even if you have never sewn before, and a great toy to sew together with kids. This diy felt star softie makes an ideal sewing project for children because it’s easy, quick and colorful. Give sewing a go – and find out more about the Sew-A Softie initiative later in the post.
So if you have a grandchild or know a kid who’d like to sew, give it a try! Sew this simple soft star toy together and have tons of fun 🙂
- 2 sheets of felt (each 11″ by 11″ square, that is 28x28cm), option: use cotton instead.
- some soft toy stuffing material
- coordinating sewing thread
- contrasting embroidery thread
- sewing machine AND needle
- your FREE PDF Sewing Template (available in the subscriber-resource library for all newsletter subscribers – join the free newsletter here!)
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This star sewing pattern is a basic free template for everybody, to make cutting even easier and more fun. I suggest you print the 2 template pages on cardboard so you’ll have the forms handy for any additional sewing projects.
The template comes in 3 sizes, but it’s easy to enlarge or shrink, too. The smallest of the 3 sizes is meant as a pocket version of the star stuffie, suitable as a travel toy.
However, you’re not limited by the template. Make the star larger and it transforms into a cozy star pillow. And if you make it even smaller than the template, you get a tiny DIY keyholder. Tons of uses for this cute little DIY!
Star Stuffie Sewing Tutorial
1) Let’s start. Use the free template to cut out the basic star form out of each of the two felt sheets.
2) You get these two pieces.
4) Cut each circle in half. These will become the eyes of the star.
5) Place them on the star template, so the colors are in contrast. (Here: light blue eyes on the dark blue surface, and vice versa)
7) When you’re finished sewing, secure the stitch on the back side.
9) To machine-stitch the softie, place the two pieces right-side-together like in the photo above.
12) Turn right side out. To push out the corners, use a point turning tool or something similar, like a chopstick, a knitting needle, or simply a pencil. Don’t use anything sharp since it could make holes in your felt.
15) Squeeze and rearrange the stuffing a bit to spread it evenly.
16) Now’s the time to add any other details you wish. I opted for adding a mouth. The simple running stitch will give your star softie great unique details. No need to make it perfect!
Your cute little star softie is made, congratulations!
You can flip it, and here it is, in another color:
And one thing I’m even happier about, I have just been sent an image from Kathleen who’s made these adorable stars as gifts for her grandbabies. She made them from quilting cotton, and was kind enough to allow the image being posted here. Thank you, Kathleen K.!
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