Star of Bethlehem Pillow
Well this escalated quickly. Haha You are in for a treat with this quick pillow pattern. I swore up and down to myself I was not going to write another pattern this year. I was just going to enjoy the time with my family.
Well Covid hit our house and I had two weeks on my hands and an idea in my head so I figured why not. (My husband not me ... yet)
This is my first foundation paper pieced pattern and I think its pretty fun! It will be great for beginners too because each template only has one sew line.
Plus this pillow pattern uses a zipper and a french seam process that I just love! The french seam blew my mind the first time I tried it and now I am hooked for the crisp edge it gives to a pillow with out having to bind it. It give an internal binding which add so much structure to the edge of the pillow.
The steps to create a french seam are as follows:
First sew in the zipper to the bottom edge of the pillow front and back. For a frech seam pillow you start an inch in on each side to leave room for the second seam you will make.
Second stitch a 1/4" seam with the wrong sides of the pillow front and pillow back together. Only around 3 sides do not stitch on the zipper edge. It seams wrong but its correct you will be stitching on the front of the pillow case.
Third snip the corners leaving 1/8" worth of fabric from the seam.