Sparks of Inspiration

Seeing Stars

My focus on Jewish sewing often has me seeing stars —Stars of David, specifically– where I don’t think they’re intended. I do double-takes on floor tile patterns, carpet designs, wrought iron fences, and fabrics. Especially fabrics.

Here are some fabrics that I think you’ll agree do good impressions of Stars of David and would make great sew Jewish fabrics, even if they weren’t designed with the magen David in mind. When thinking about Jewish-themed fabric for your next project, why not consider looking for some of these out-of-the-box options:

Hemp leaf pattern pearls on denim gray by Su_G
Hemp leaf pattern pearls on denim gray by Su_G on Spoonflower.

Asanoha (Teal)
Asanoha (Teal) by nekineko on Spoonflower.

Geo Mod Lime
Geo Mod Lime by smuk on Spoonflower.

And here’s a post on the background of the Star of David as a sign of Jewish identity.

Maria BywaterMaria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home. The book is available in paperback at and Etsy and available for instant download in PDF format on Etsy. She teaches hands-on Judaica sewing workshops.