How to Fold Fabric in an Origami Five-Pointed Star Pattern

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How to Fold Fabric in an Origami Five-Pointed Star Pattern
Five-Pointed Fabric Star (Kathy Hatter)

A paper Origami five-pointed star is a beautifully intricate star to make and hang. Instead of paper, try using fabric to create the same star. The finished results will vary depending upon the fabrics used for the star. Use a cotton print for a country star. Use crushed velvet or satin for a formal decoration. You could even use burlap for a rustic star to hang from a shed nail.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Spray starch
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Button

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  1. 1

    Cut five 6-inch squares from fabric.

  2. 2

    Fold one square in half, spray lightly with spray starch and iron well to set the centre crease.

  3. 3

    Fold the fabric in half again to create a small square. Iron well again. Open the square out flat.

  4. 4

    Fold one corner in so that the point of the corner touches the centre point of the square. Fold the opposite corner into the centre in the same fashion. Fold the bottom corner in so the corner point touches the centre also. Iron all folds and then unfold the last fold made.

  5. 5

    Create a fold line diagonally along the fabric shape as shown in the diagram, and fold the upper half of the fabric down diagonally along the fold line. Iron this fold well. You should now have a rectangle.

    How to Fold Fabric in an Origami Five-Pointed Star Pattern
  6. 6

    Fold the bottom left corner up to the top centre point. Iron the fold well, and unfold.

  7. 7

    Repeat steps 2 through 6 with the remaining four squares to create five folded fabric shapes.

  8. 8

    Hold one fabric shape horizontally in your hands. Take a second shape, hold it vertically and fit the folded bottom left corner (from step 6) into the open slot of the first piece. Push it up so that it fits perfectly. On the underside, fit the triangle into the open slot as well.

  9. 9

    Stitch the second shape into the first shape along the diagonal line to secure the corner into the flap. This is a simple straight seam from the corner down to the centre.

  10. 10

    Repeat steps 8 and 9 with the remaining three shapes fitting each corner into a slot and stitching in place.

  11. 11

    Spray the fabric with starch, and iron the centre folds so that the five corners stand out in a star shape and the fabric has folded dimension.

  12. 12

    Sew a button to the centre to help hold the star shape.

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