What you need:
sewing machine (or sew by hand)
polyfil, batting or fabric scraps
buttons or beeds
wool or contrasting fabric for stem and leaves
rice (to weight base- optional)
How To:First, cut out a rectangle for your pumpkin body. Any size will do, I make many different sizes. The sample I am going to make today comes from a fat quarter (18"x22" rectangle) which I pressed and cut into 4 equal rectangles approximately 9" x 11".
Next, fold your rectangle (right sides together) and pin for sewing
sew sides together to make a long tube, but leave top and bottom open.
Hand sew and gather the bottom.
turn right side out
put scrap of batting inside bottom of "bag"
then, add a bit of dried rice or beans to give weight to pumpkin.
Stuff with polyfil, batting or fabric scraps.
hand sew and gather
top to bottom and back up to the top, pull tight, knot it.
I do this twice for a total of 8 lines around the pumpkin.
cut them from wool or acrylic, then sew veins in them.
Take another piece of wool or acrylic, sew long wavy lines
and sew into stems
Hot glue it all together
Here they are! Cute pumpkins that will last forever, or until you get tired of them...
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Deborah Jean's Dandelion House
My Simple Country Living