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Flat Patchwork Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

These patchwork flat star ornaments looks like “pancakes” on the Christmas tree! They are in perfect size – only 10cm. Photos will be a lot, but the steps are very simple. Its assembly (no cutting and no border) may need just half an hour.

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Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

Instructions:

All dimensions are for tree decorations measuring about 10cm in diameter.

1. Cut out 40 rectangles (8 per color, total 5 colors) with sides 5 x 4.5cm.  Rolling knife and cutting mat will greatly help in this matter, but it can be cut with scissors too.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

2. Press out the long side of each rectangle on the wrong side with a length of about 1 cm (plus or minus, without any ruler measurements).

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

3. Draw a line in the middle of each rectangle. Tip: Stack rectangles in a line and draw will speed up the case.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

4. Cut a 10cm square of any fabric (it will not be seen in the future). Draw a snowflake on it following.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

5. Start from the center, lay the first rectangle.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

6. Then 2nd rectangle.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

7. Place all five equally in a row.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

8. Stitch them along the middle line to the square frabic tightly. Note: every stitch should lie exactly on the upper edge of  each rectangular piece (see photo).

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

9. Similarly sew the remaining 7 rows. Note: make sure to stitch exactly from the center while sewing the first piece of each row.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

10-13;  Now is fun and easy part – placing rays by fingers. Fold 1st right piece in half to make a triangle. Fold up again in half. Repeat for the left part. We just do above for the first tier of each beam. The remaining are easier, just fold in half to make a triangle.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

14. Doing same to all the other tiers.  Pin the outside tier and the first beam is ready.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

15. Repeat for the rest of the series (rays).

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

16. Stitch around the final piece. Take out the pin and trim the edge to be circle. Draw a circle within 1 cm from the edge (this markup help us sew exactly).

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

17. Cut a circle of cotton for the back and a circle of batting for the interfacing the same diameter as the front part. Mark the circle with chalk on the back cotton as you do on above piece for sewing inlay.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

18. Cut a strip of fabric. Fold in half lengthwise and iron flat. Fold the two sides inward again and iron.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

19. Fold the “pie”: stitch the stripe around, make sure that the edge inlay is held exactly by the line drawn at the front and back side.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial

20. Stitch a hanging stripe before close.

Patchwork Flat Star Ornament for Christmas DIY Tutorial
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