Christmas Tree Star Ornament Pattern
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Christmas Tree Star Ornament Pattern

This free Christmas tree star ornament pattern with step by step instructions is simple to make and will look stunning on your Christmas tree. Get creative with different Christmas fabrics or scrap materials which will save money and give an heirloom feel.

Make a few at a time for a unique gift for your friends and family. They can be given out as a take home gift at your next Christmas party or give one to your hosts when attending their gathering.

Any type of fabrics can be used but remember to use a cool setting on your iron when pressing polyester fabrics. Instead of using two of two different fabrics you could also use four different types which will create more of a patchwork look.

Star Ornament Pattern

Materials Needed

  • 2 Pieces of Fabric 5 inches x 5 inches (12.5cm x 12.5cm)
  • 2 Pieces of Fabric 5 inches x 5 inches (12.5cm x 12.5cm)
  • 1 x 10 inch (25cm) Length Ribbon
  • Matching Thread
  • Wadding – This premium fibre is made in the USA and will go a long way. (Paid link)
  • Decorative Beads (Optional)
  • Free Template – Download the PDF File below then print out.

Equipment Needed

  • Pins
  • Sewing Needle
  • Sewing Machine – This top rated Brother machine is great value. (Paid link)


How to Create a Christmas Star Ornament

  1. Cut Out the Fabric

    Print out the template then cut out the square. Trace around twice on the first fabric then twice more on the second fabric. Cut out.
    Draw a line from one corner to the opposite corner on the right side of two of the squares. It can be on the same type of fabric or alternating fabric.
    Christmas Tree Star Ornament Pattern Pieces Cut Out.

  2. Sew Together

    Place two squares right sides together then pin making sure there is one square with a line in each one. Sew around the outside with a ¼ inch (5mm) seam leaving a 1-inch (2.5cm) gap on one side.
    Sewing the outside seams leaving a gap to turn inside out.

  3. Trim Seams

    Cut across the corner seams being careful not to cut the stitching.
    Corner seams are trimmed.

  4. Turn Inside Out then Press

    Turn inside out then pull out the corners with a pin. Press with a warm iron. Make sure the gap edges are pressed inwards in line with the seam on either side.
    Pulling out the corner seams with a pin.

  5. Insert the Wadding

    Next insert the wadding into the squares so they have some puff but are not overstuffed.
    Inserting the wadding into the Christmas tree star.

  6. Sew the Gap Closed

    Using a needle and matching thread sew the gap closed on both squares stitching on the inside seam so the stitches won’t be seen.
    Sewing the gap closed with a needle and thread.

  7. Sew Diagonally

    Next sew on either side of the line with a ¼ inch (5mm) seam. then repeat on the second square.
    Sewing down each side of the diagonal line.

  8. Cut the Triangles

    On one square cut down the line between the seams so you will now have two triangles.
    Cutting along the centre line to create two triangles.

  9. Sew on the Ribbon

    Loop the ribbon then fold the ends together. Place the ends along the top centre seam of the square then sew into place.
    Sewing the ribbon onto the Christmas tree star.

  10. Sew on the Triangles

    Align one triangle on one side of the square then hand sew the triangle on sewing along both sides so the seam and stitching can’t be seen. Sew the ends of the ribbon in towards the centre.
    Align the second triangle on the other side then sew along both sides.
    Sewing on the triangles with needle and thread.

  11. Sew on the Beads

    Sew decorative beads around the top and bottom of the Christmas star. These can also help to hide any unsightly stitching.
    Sewing beads onto the Christmas tree star ornament.


Instead of cutting one square into two triangles sew the two squares together down the centre seam. This may be difficult to do on a sewing machine due to the height of the two squares. Also, they may not sit equally apart so you may still need to stich two triangles together from top to bottom.

This star can be hand sewn if you don’t have a sewing machine, but if you would like to purchase one, this value top rated mini machine from Amazon will do the basics saving you time. (Paid link)

Finding Cheap Fabric

Look for cheap Christmas fabrics in bargain bins at your local sewing store especially at the end of the Christmas season. Sometimes you can find smaller pieces bundled together.

Keep old clothes that no longer fit as they can be used for material Christmas decorations. Shiny polyester fabrics are great to use as they reflect the Christmas lights on your tree.

Are you looking for more Christmas tree decorations? Try this Patchwork Christmas Wheel Ornament, Five Point Fabric Star or this Fabric Christmas Tree Bird. You might also find inspiration from these Craft Ideas or this Homesteading guide.

To Print or Save this guide for a Christmas Tree Star Ornament Pattern, click the button below for the PDF File.

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