It’s Gifty Galore Project 20! This Folded Star Ornament made with fabric can be a quick and easy stocking stuffer for anyone. No sewing needed!
This is where I found the original pattern (you’ll have to translate the page to read it)
To begin, start by gathering your materials:
- 4 strips of fabric measuring 3″ x 14″.
- Spray starch
- Binder clips or Wonder Clips
- Bodkin or tweezers
- Applique glue
- String (or ribbon), scissors, needle & thread
Step 1: Spray starch and press a strip of fabric in half lengthwise. (I used my stash, plus some Kinderfolk fabrics.) Then press each long end towards the center, careful not to overlap on the crease. Fold in half again to create one long folded strip of fabric. Make 4.
Step 2: Fold each strip in half leaving about a 1-1/2″ inch overhang. Create a “lock” by weaving each one together as shown in Step 2. The longer ends should be on the bottom.
Step 3: Continue to tighten the center of the Star, but not too tight.
Step 4: Flip your star over. Now take each long strip of fabric and fold it back onto itself, and under the perpendicular loop of fabric. This will “lock” the star into place.
Step 5: Take one strip of fabric and turn it behind itself, and then fold it down to create a triangle. Fold the triangle in half again to the left so it aligns back up within the star. (Once you get this part, the rest goes smoothly. It took me a few tries to finally get it right.)
Step 6: Hold the turned triangle in place with a binder clip or a Wonder Clip. Take the tail of this triangle and tuck it under the loop, securing it in place. This is where the tweezers come in handy!
Step 7: Continue to turn your star and repeat Steps 5 & 6 for each piece of fabric on that side of the star.
Step 8: Flip your star over and continue making the remaining 4 star points.
Step 9: You will likely have extra fabric hanging loose once everything is tucked into place. Using sharp small scissors, carefully trim off the excess fabric and tuck it back inside the folds. You can dab a small amount of glue on these pieces to secure them in place. Next, take a thread and needle and carefully make a small loop to slip your ribbon or string through to hang the ornament. Secure in place.
I ended up making this Folded Star Ornament again, (the blue and green one) and instead I experimented by using larger pieces of fabric: 4″ x 16″. The ornament still turned out pretty good, but it was a little big and felt like it could fall apart more easily. I also had excess fabric at the last step, so instead of trimming this fabric, I went ahead and folded it once more under the loop. It added an extra little dimension!
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