Fabric pumpkins are all over the craft blogs and Pinterest but I wanted to put my spin on them. Plus who can’t use a few more pumpkins during the fall. They are so easy to make I had four of them done in about an hour.
I used some leftover white fabric from the flag I made for the Fourth of July and some white muslin I purchased. The other materials used were jute cord, polyester fiberfill, needles (one regular and one yarn needle), thread, and a small package of driftwood pieces I picked up at one of the craft stores.
I began by cutting out rectangles for the pumpkins. I wanted different sized pumpkins so I cut out some big and some smaller rectangles. Call me a cheater, but I pulled out my sewing machine and sewed up the sides. Although it would be a quick hand sew if you don’t have one.
I gathered the bottom of the fabric with a running stitch and secured it. Turning the fabric right side out, I began to stuff.
I stuffed my pumpkin rather full but you can stuff it to your liking. To close it I gathered the top together the same way I did the bottom of the pumpkin.
Next, I threaded my yarn needle with the jute. Starting at the top, I threaded it through the middle of the pumpkin out through the bottom.
Bringing the cord back up to the top on the outside of the pumpkin, I knotted it with the tail I left hanging out.
Make sure it is tight before knotting it. I continued threading the jute until I had five or six indentations on the pumpkin.
After my last one, I threaded the jute back through the pumpkin to the bottom and weaved it through the other cords. Bringing it back through the middle of the pumpkin, I knotted it off with the other tail that was sticking out.
The stems were last and I cut a few of them down. I added some of the cord to the bottom of a few of the stems. Then I hot glued them into the top of the pumpkins. Done! 🙂
I wish I had one of those big wooden dough bowls and a large farmhouse table to put it on and throw the pumpkins into.
I will be linking up with these parties.