Hi! I am excited about these DIY fabric pumpkins. This is part of my Crafty De-Stash Challenge and this month I decided to use up some of my fabric stash.
Monthly Crafty De-Stash
Each month a group of bloggers and I are challenged to use what is already in our craft stash and create something. Last month I made my Kitchen Organization Board and I love it. This challenge is hosted by Megan at C’mon Get Crafty and I appreciate her for putting it together each month.
For August I thought I would use up some of my fabric.
This is by no means all of my fabric, but I wanted to choose fall-ish colors but not the typical fall colors yet. I want to “ease” into fall. I am not ready for it yet.
The fabric on the top was what I just used on my Vanity Chair Makeover and there is a piece of drop cloth in there and the rest were for throw pillows that have not been made yet.
Creating DIY Fabric Pumpkins
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Materials Needed for DIY Fabric Pumpkins
Fabric – Different colors and patterns
Sewing machine – (optional but handy)
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Pieces of real branch or twig for stems
We start with rectangle pieces. The width needs to be twice as as long as the height. I used three different sizes, 24 x 12, 18 x 9, and 12 x 6. Don’t worry about each side being perfectly straight. They will be gathered up and no one will be able to tell. See how crazy my cutting was?
Fold the pieces right sides together and stitch up the side.
Using one of the regular, smaller size needles and some thread, add a running stitch all the way around the bottom of the “tube” of fabric.
With the needle still attached gather the fabric to close the opening.
Use the needle to knot the thread a few times. Then turn it right side out.
Stuff the pumpkins with the fiberfill. I didn’t over stuff though.
Using the smaller needle and thread do another running stitch and gather to close the opening at the top. Before I knotted it I added some stitches to make sure all of it was sewn shut.
Now it is time to add the twine around the edges. I took the easy, lazy route but it worked just fine. Using the twine, wrap one piece around the pumpkin. Basically so you have two halves. Pull it tight and tie a couple of knots at the top.
Then do it again splitting the pumpkin into quarters. Then two more times splitting those quarters in half. You will have added 4 pieces of twine around the fabric pumpkin.
This is the hardest part especially if you don’t have the longer needles…and I didn’t. In order to shape the pumpkin and squish it down a little bit a tie is needed from top to bottom. So thread up the long needle and punch down from the top, through the entire pumpkin and out the bottom. Then back up again. Repeat this process a couple of times pulling the thread until it is not round anymore and knot the thread several times.
Add the stems. I found a decent branch outside and broke it into small pieces. Fill the top with hot glue and place the stem in. I just held it in place for a few seconds and it was perfect!
All finished! What do you think?
They look pretty cute on my mini cake stands!
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