It came out pretty well! If you want to make one yourself, you will need:
- Four types of fabric
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing machine
- Sewing supplies (needle, thread, pins, marking pen)
Step 1: Create Your Templates and Cut Out the Pieces
Use the templates to cut out three diamonds from each type of fabric. Make sure to leave ample borders, you can always trim later. You need 12 diamonds total.
*Note* My end product was a tiny bit 'loose' to my taste - the sides could have pressed together more tightly. It might be a good idea to go with more nearly-equilateral triangles for the template, to fatten them up and bring everything a bit closer. The exact measurements here are based on the rigid paper version.
Step 2: Sew Them Into a Tube!
You're going to sew them into a sort of four-sided tube. Decide which colors will be opposite each other - these pairs will NEVER be sewn to each other. I paired the bluish and greenish fabrics, and then the beige and darker-striped fabrics.
Let's refer to the first pair of fabrics as A&B, and the second as C&D. Place one A diamond on top of one B diamond so that they are facing each other, nice sides in. Lift the top of the A so that they separate, like an alligator's mouth. Now take a C diamond, and fit the bottom of it into one side of that 'mouth'. Its lower edges will be sewn to one top edge of A and one top edge of B. A D diamond will be placed in the same position on the other side. Once these are sewn into place, you'll have four new free edges - the top halves of the C&D diamonds. The pattern continues by inserting an A&B into that new 'mouth', making sure to keep the fabrics on the same sides consistently.
Make sure that your seams overlap or end very close to each other, so that there are no holes for the batting to escape the final form. Continue sewing the diamonds together until you've used them all up, and have a single long tube. I cut the final two diamonds in half and sewed half of them to each end of the tube so that your final seam is a simple line when you go to make this into a ring.
Trim any excess edges, and turn it inside out! You should have a pretty diamond-patterned tube!
I apologize if this is confusing, it's difficult to describe in text. I tried my best for those who aren't visual learners, but most people can probably just look at the photos to figure it out. Good luck!
Step 3: Stuff It and Close It Up!
You're going to flatten the tube so that one pair of diamonds (A&B) is perfectly laid out, then sew a straight line across their middles. Stuff some batting into the tube, making sure to poke it into those pesky corners. You're looking to fill the shape up to the middles of the next pair (C&D), whose seam will sit at 90 degrees relative to the A&B seam. Once you're happy with the amount of batting you have, turn the tube 90 degrees and sew across that B&C pair to seal it in. Continue this process until you've filled all of the segments save the ones on the very ends.
Now comes probably the most difficult part - sealing the ring! Again, I cut the last pair of diamonds in half (resulting in four triangles with seam allowances) and sewed a pair to each end. This meant that I could stuff every segment of the ring before joining the ends together (see the second picture). Before sealing the very last segment, I folded its edges inwards and pulled it around the segment at the other end of the chain. I was then able to sew straight through the first and last segments in order to complete the ring (third picture).
Step 4: Done, Rotate It!
I'd love to see pictures of yours, please send me some if you follow this instructable! Thanks for looking.