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Several years ago I helped make these starburst pot holders to raise money for our County Extention Club. It's almost like fabric origami. They are made out of scrap fabrics. The lady who was in charge of making these passed away several years ago and I wanted to try and figure out if I could make one from memory. Well, it took some doing but I finally got it done! 

The first one you make will be complicated because of all the folding but if you refer to the pictures hopefully it will make sense.  
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Step 1: Supplies needed

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You will need:

scrap fabric, iron, sewing machine, heavy duty sewing needle,  thread, scissors, straight pins, measuring tape.

Step 2: Cutting out circles

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Cut out 5 circles that are 7 inches in diameter. Cut out 8 circles that are 6-1/2 inches in diameter and 8 circles that are 6 inches in diameter.

Step 3: Iron circles

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Place one of the 7" circles on a flat surface. This will be the foundation circle. Fold the remaining  7" circles in half, press. Fold in half again and press. Press the other fabric circles in the same way.

Step 4: Sewing center star

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Open the 4 pieces so they are only folded in half. Place 2 of these on the 7" circle that wasn't ironed so that the folds meet in the middle. Pin. Sew perpendicular to the folds, on the crease. Pick up the ends of the circles and place the other two 7" circles on the bottom circle lining up the folds along the first stitching.  Sew down the center of these.

Step 5: Press

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Fold each flap under itself and press.
scluck551 year ago
Here are my pictures.
katvanlew (author)  scluck551 year ago
Very nice!
scluck551 year ago
Almost finished with mine. Thanks for the tutorial!
elewis032 years ago
kcli2 years ago
Looks like a great scrap buster...gotta try!