Get creative with this free pattern for a Christmas Tree Star. This five point patchwork star gives an heirloom feel to your Christmas tree. Use old fashioned fabrics or experiment with new Christmas prints for a truly unique decoration.
The finished star measures 10 cm (4 inches) across.
- 2 Different fabrics – One 15 cm (6 inch) by 15 cm (6 inch) – Two 12.5 cm (5 inch) by 10 cm (4 inch)
- Ribbon 20 cm (8 inch) long
- 2 Beads – Try these gold beads from Amazon. (Paid link)
- Polyester Wadding (Paid link)
- Free Template – 5 Point Star Template
- Scissors – These bent scissors from Amazon are great for cutting fabric. (Paid link)
- Sewing Machine (This star can be hand sewn)
Time needed: 2 hours.
Five Point Patchwork Christmas Tree Star
- Print Out the Template then Cut Out the Fabric
Cut out the diamond shape template then trace around six times on the first fabric and four times on the second fabric. Cut out. You will have ten pieces in total.
- Hand Sew the Pieces of Each Side of the Star Together
Now assemble each side of the star. Line up the middle points then hand sew slightly down each side (1). Sew the middle points together until you have all five pieces sewn together. This will help to keep everything aligned as now you will sew down each side (1) on the machine.
Repeat with the remaining pieces, making sure that when the right sides of the star are put together, the same fabrics match.
- Attach the Ribbon
Put the ends of the ribbon together then place on the right side of one star. Hand sew the ends of the ribbon to one of the points.
- Sew Front and Back of the Star Together
Place the right sides together then pin. Sew around the outside leaving a gap at the bottom of the star.
- Turn Inside Out then Press
Turn inside out, using a pin to pull out the points then press both sides of the star making sure to press in the hem where the gap is. If you use polyester fabrics, you will need to be mindful of the heat level of the iron.
- Insert Wadding
Insert the polyester wadding using the end of a brush or other tool to push the wadding into each point. Sew gap together, slip stitching the hem so the stitches can’t be seen.
- Sew on the Beads
Use a similar thread colour to your bead then sew a bead onto the centre of each side of the star, pulling the centre in then tie off.
All done! Hang on the tree and enjoy or make a few to give to guests at your Christmas party for a unique gift.
If you want to save money, get creative with scrap pieces of fabric.
To save and print the template – 5 Point Star Template
To save or print this free pattern for a Christmas tree star, here is the PDF Version.
This star is available to purchase on my etsy shop Caraway Keepsakes
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