Octagon Star Pillow

Perfect for HOLIDAY fabrics!


20″x20″ with options for smaller sizes

Available as a pattern only (for experienced sewists) and in an
expanded pattern plus tutorial version for confident beginners and
those who would benefit from additional hand-holding along the way.


The secret to constructing this lovely star pattern is a specific sewing sequence
that eliminates Y-seams and enables even novice sewists to achieve spectacular results.

This super-detailed pattern includes fabric selection tips, step-by-step
sewing instructions,
even quilting suggestions.


The classic OCTAGON STAR is such a versatile block design!
It can be subtle or bold, traditional or ultra-modern, is crisp and clear in solids,
and shows off bright florals to great effect. So many possibilities for fussy cutting
those special prints in your stash, beautifully framed with coordinating borders.


I’ve designed this pillow in my favorite 20″ square size, with
additional instructions for easy ways to adapt the pattern for 16″ or 18″ pillows.

Available at Etsy and Craftsy in both
pattern and pattern + tutorial versions. It’s an instant download at both sites,
so you can start sewing right away… it’s such a fun and inspiring pattern,
you’ll find yourself turning to it again and again.

When you purchase the Octagon Star Pillow pattern,
you’ll also get a secret link to download a BONUS PDF tutorial booklet
that walks you, step-by-step, through installing an invisible or lapped zipper,
making a no-zip envelope back, and finishing your pillow with a bound edge if desired.
(Newbies: you can do it!)

The Perfect Pillow tutorial ebook sells for $6- on Etsy, and
  it’s yours, free, with any Venus de Hilo pillow pattern purchase.

Perfect Pillow tutorial booklet cover

If you love combining beautiful fabrics into a unique celebration of pattern and color,
you’ll love this surprisingly easy pattern!


What a great way to turn your favorite scraps into a work of art.

Start making Octagon Stars today!

15-page PDF

(for experienced sewists comfortable working from
a layout diagram and streamlined instructions)

click here to purchase the PATTERN at Etsy
click here to purchase the PATTERN at Craftsy

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28-page PDF

(for confident beginners and anyone who prefers
extra hand-holding and success tips; every step
lavishly illustrated with diagrams and photos)

click here to purchase the TUTORIAL version at Etsy
click here
to purchase the TUTORIAL version at Craftsy