Make a star for your star!
This week, for Sew Together Tuesday, our National Educator Teresa Coates shares an outta’-this-world tutorial — how to sew a star pillow out of Cuddle® minky plush fabric (download the free pattern, here)! It’s a delightful accessory for a child’s bedroom (finished approximately 16” in diameter), or a sweet gift for a little one.
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She’ll focus on teaching how to add a band between the two layers (sometimes called a gusset), which adds structure and a deep 3D look.
Once you’ve learned this technique, it can be used for any shape you’d like, not just a star!
Suggested Notions and Fabrics to Sew a Star Pillow
These products can be substituted for whatever you have on hand, but here is what Teresa recommends for her star pillow sewing tutorial.
- 5/8 yard Luxe Cuddle® Galaxy Blush
- Two 20” x 20” squares batting — Quilters Dream Poly Request
- Polyester fiberfil — Fairfield World Silky Poly-Fil
- 90/14 Stretch needle — SCHMETZ
- Basting spray — ODIF 505
- Craft knife — OLFA
- Felt tip marker or ballpoint pen
- Hand sewing needle
- Long, flower head pins — Clover
- Micro-serrated scissors — Kai, Famore or Karen Kay Buckley
- Polyester thread — Mettler
- Rotary cutter and mat — OLFA
- Walking foot
Free Downloadable Star Pillow Pattern
Click the "Download Now!" button below to download and print Teresa's free star pillow sewing pattern.
Video: How to Sew a Cuddle® Star Pillow
Mark your calendar — as part of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page at 10 am PT on May 24 to share her tips on how to sew cute star pillow with Cuddle® minky fabric.
If you have any questions about Cuddle® minky plush fabrics or any of our Cuddle® Kits, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252.
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