modern pojagi sun catcher with title.

2019 Pojagi Christmas Countdown – Diamond Suncatcher

A little sun catcher made of batik scraps is a beautiful way to add a burst of colour to your window during the grey winter months.

This tiny project uses the same techniques as the Luminosity Collection of modern pojagi window hangings, so if you enjoy the stained glass effect, you can take on a larger challenge.

Materials

All you need for this is a few fabric scraps. Batik fabrics work best because the weave and colour allows the light to shine through.

Dimensions are approximate, you can easily make this larger or smaller depending on what size pieces you have available.

Fabric

One 3-1/2” square neutral fabric for the centre.

three squares of batik fabric - red, white and teal.

Two squares 4-1/2” (or larger) coloured fabric for the outer corners.

Thread

Any colour of regular sewing thread will work. When the piece is hanging in the window, the seams will appear black, so even though your stitches are visible they won’t be noticed.

Assembly

Cut the two coloured squares on the diagonal to form half square triangles.

teal and red fabric squares cut into triangles.

Join one coloured triangle to the side of the neutral square using the simple pojagi seam technique.

joining a teal fabric triangle to a white square.

Centre the triangle so that the edges extend beyond the sides of the square.

teal diamond added to white square with pojagi seam.

Repeat with another triangle on the opposite side of the square.

white fabric square with a blue triangle added to each side.

Join another triangle onto a third side of the square.

adding red triangle to white and teal piece.

After the first stitching of the simple pojagi seam, trim the ends of the first two triangles before folding and pressing.

batik fabric pieces joined with modern pojagi seam.

Join the last triangle to the last side of the square.

Trim the edges to square it up, but make sure to leave at least 1/2” beyond the edge of the centre square. You will need the much for the hemming.

pieced batik fabric diamond.

Fold over one side of the piece 1/4” and press. Then fold another 1/4” and press again. Top stitch to hem.

Repeat the same hem on the other three sides.

diamond pojagi suncatcher.

Add a loop of thread or cord in a corner for hanging.

You’re done!

Enjoy seeing this in your window or give it as a gift. It will look different depending on the weather.

elizabeth decroos

Elizabeth DeCroos

designer, teacher, speaker

Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.


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