How to make origami stars from fabric scraps

Christmas stars fabric

Whip up Anna Alicia’s origami star baubles for your Christmas tree – we’re here to show you how!


All you need is a  little clever folding and weaving and a few strips of fabric from your stash to create handmade decorations this holiday season.

Anna’s used Dashwood Studios fabric to shape her stars from frosty prints but this is also a great stash-buster to show off fabric scraps too. Scroll down for our video to show you how it’s done.



You will need

  • Quilting-weight cotton fabric: 30x32cm (12x13in) per star
  • Gold cord: 1-2mm thickness x 1m (18in thickness x 118yd)
  • Large needle
  • Basic sewing kit

We’ve used Winterfold fabrics from Dashwood Studios.

You can find Anna Alicia’s full step-by-step tutorial for this project in issue 49 of Simply Sewing magazine.


Simply Sewing is available to buy in our online store here if you live in the UK, or here if you live overseas.

Issue 49 is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tabletsAmazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio.

SS49 fabric star decorations