Every Christmas, as part of a regular 'sewing bee' that I go to, we make each other a secret santa present out of a bag of scraps including fabric, ribbon, buttons and thread. Last year I was handed some gold thread, 2 small scraps of silk, a piece of wide ribbon and a large button... I was inspired! So here's what I made: a funky, sparkly patchwork star perfect to hang on your Christmas tree or around the home. They are also great for using up those scraps that linger in your sewing box! This pattern comes from the book Make Your Own Christmas Tree Decorations by Susan Yeates. Available now on: http://www.magenta-sky.com/christmas-craft-book or http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Your-Christmas-Tree-Decorations/dp/0755216512/ BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Use a sewing machine Basic hand sewing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18cm wide Fabric star!