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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Pumpkin Patch - Wednesday 29th October 2014

Hello Friends,

No WOYWW again for me this week, hopefully back by next week with that! Today I wanted to share some pumpkins!

I made these just sat in front of the TV during evenings(after cutting out and any machine sewing) when we were on holiday at home whilst our kitchen was being fitted in September. They are so simple, just from remnants of material. The large one makes a lovely autumnal cushion!

All you need is fabric, embroidery floss, twine, yarn or heavy weight cotton, felt, toy stuffing, scissors and needle -  

 1.Cut two pieces of fabric that are twice as long as they are high and when folded in half make a square. You can make your pumpkin any size you like.

 2.Fold in half right sides together and sew up the side opposite the fold - you can sew by hand or machine. I used my machine for the three largest ones, but the others I sewed by hand.

3. Using embroidery floss (for strength) stitch a running stitch along one of the open sides through both layers (seam allowance about 1cm). When finished pull the thread to gather it and tie the ends.

4.Turn right side out and stuff with toy stuffing and then stitch all the way around the top. When you've finished pull the loose end in tight and you should be left with a ball shape.

5. You can squash it down a little  and then take some yarn or twine and wrap it around the ball from top to bottom, then pull very tightly and knot securely.. This is how you give the pumpkin shape, Repeat this around the pumpkin on opposite sides until you have 6-8 sections, depending on the size of your pumpkin. To make the leaves I die cut some felt pieces.  

6. To make the stems I used brown felt, cut into strips, coiled and glued together with fabric glue before sewing into the top of the pumpkin.

There are lots of good tutorials for these pumpkins on YouTube.

The little angel is a little 'Prim' hanger I have had for years, she was hung on a door handle in our old kitchen, but after the pumpkins have been put away, I think she will be living in my craft room!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I really do appreciate it...I'll be back tomorrow with another lantern and on Friday, with a Halloween card...what else?

Love and Hugs,
Carole X 


  1. Hi Carole,
    what super and lovely pumpkins.
    Love them.
    You are a very clever and great crafts person.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  2. Hi Carole what a fantastic set of pumpkins. I can just imagine snuggled up on the sofa with the large one at my back. You have a lot planned for the rest of the week - enjoy. Hugs Jackie

  3. One awesome creation love this fun set of creativity and lovely
    The Journey is the Start

  4. What a fabulous display Carole! And the colours are really great too. Hope all is well with you. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Carole, I totally LOVE the pumpkins. Please send me one :) Don't ask, don't get right? I love this display and the fabric is gorgeous I want to reach out and touch them. Oh and your candy corn card has had lots of lovely comments - lots of people want one :) Cx

  6. Delightful collection of pumpkins!! So fresh and fall-ish : ) I love the textures and fabrics you used.

    Have a great day friend!


  7. You really have created a fabulous pumpkin patch Carole, not only is it beautiful to look at but practical and comfortable too - Love these! Lots......
    Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Brilliant makes, what a fantastic idea.

    Patricia x

  9. These are lovely & they look so nice & squishy too! I bet they were fun to make.
    Amy x

  10. These are absolutely beautiful, I have so loved seeing your Halloween creations!