Hurry! Halloween and Thanksgiving are around the corner but you have time to make these stuffed pumpkins. It’s quick and easy. I promise!
Gather your things:
big ole needle and a small one
glue gun (mine’s too ugly and used to picture here)
oh and some scissors
The measurements aren’t important. You just need a rectangle of fabric.
To give you some sort of reference, this is about 10×24 inches. I usually pick a width and then double it for the length. In this case, I was just trying to cut on the pattern of the fabric. No biggie, do whatever you like.
Fold it in half, right sides together and sew the short side.
Get some thread and a needle and do a basting stitch around one edge-twice
Pull it tight. Careful not to pull too tight, the knot might pull through.
Put in some stuffing to your desired squooshiness.
Do that basting stitch to the open side-twice..again.
Pull it tight…again
Pick the uglier side and make that the top of your pumpkin- So you can hide the ugly.
Now grab your yarn and thread it through that big ole needle. I wrapped the yarn around my pumpkin like 4 times to get some idea of how much I needed.
Tie a nice big knot at the end and push your needle from the top to the bottom. Make sure to catch some fabric with your needle or that knot will come right through the middle. I like to do a couple of passes, up and down through the middle. Then, pull it tight to create your pumpkin shape.
Then warp your yarn around your pumpkin and then push it through the middle. Repeat that about 4 more times until you have 5 “pumpkin grooves”. You can do more or less if you want.
Once you are done wrapping around your pumpkin thread it through the middle again so you are back on top. Tie a nice sturdy knot.
This was just a piece of black felt scrap. There’s no measurement again, just up to you!
No extra explanation here. 🙂
Trim off extra felt.
Yeah that was too long. Gotta cut it down.
Grab your burlap and freehand cut a leaf. I like to glue the end of it to make it more “leaf like”.
Attach those to your pumpkin and…
Happy pumpkin everything!
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