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.
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,