Here's the pattern:
(Reduce or enlarge to achieve the desired size.)
This star has three sections. To begin, you will need to cut out of each of the 3 paper pattern sections outside of the dashed line.
Now, for piece #2 (keep in mind that you will be sewing on the line that connects pieces 1 & 2). Lay piece of fabric #2 on top of piece #1 (with right sides together).
Hold it up to the light so you can check to make sure that after it is sewed and opened up that all of piece #2 will be covered with piece #2 fabric. Notice in the picture above, that the edge of the yellow fabric will barely cover the line between pieces #1 and #2. If that happens, just adjust the yellow fabric up a little so that it will be at least a 1/4" above that line for your seam allowance. When it looks like it will cover all of piece #2, then you can sew on the line between those two pieces. Use a very small stitch length when paper-pieceing. This will perforate the paper so that when it comes time to take off the paper, it will tear off super easily.
Check to make sure the piece you just sewed on covers the entire piece #2 all the way out to the dashed lines. Then trim off any excess past your 1/4" seam allowance.
Iron the fabric open. Repeat that process for piece #3.
Trim off any threads.
Trim 1/4" outside of the dashed lines.
Now you can carefully tear off the paper.
Now you have to sew all three sections together. Just line up the top points/edges of the sections. Sew the sections together two at a time.
* Remember to turn your stitch length back to it's regular setting when you sew the three sections together.
Trim any "Dog-ears" off of the block. Make sure you square everything up and that you leave 1/4" away from the points of the star. You don't want to cut those babies off.
There. You did it! You paper-pieced a star. Of course there are other designs you can paper-piece too. A log cabin is a great one for beginners. Try this star and more.
I hope this tutorial helps. Let me know what you think of it!