Happy Fall! Don't you just love this amazing season? Thanks for joining me today. To celebrate Autumn, i am going to show you how I made these simple patchwork pumpkins to help usher in Fall.
- Fabric of Choice in Fall colors
- Scrap of wool felt, tulle scraps
- Fairfield Processing Corp. Crafters Choice Poly-fil
- Wood pieces- spools, dowels, tags
- Black, Orange acrylic paint
- Embellishments of choice
- Alphabet stamps and ink
- Sewing machine and thread
- Adtech hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Rotary cutter and self healing mat, scissors
I used a rotary cutter to cut my fabric into jelly roll sized strips (2 1/2"). They are about 14" in length. then I placed two of them right sides together and sewed one long edge using a 1/4" seam allowance.
I continued until I had one piece that measured about 14" x 12." I doubled the fabric over and used a rotary cutter to cut a round shape from the doubled over for the pumpkin front and back.
I cut a pumpkin stem from the black wool felt and pinned it to the inside of the pieces before I started sewing them together. I sewed the pieces together, leaving the edges raw but left a 4" opening at the bottom for stuffing.
I sewed the bottom together but left a 1/2" opening for the insertion of the dowel. The wood pieces were painted black and embellished with gem stone rows. I used the glue gun and glue sticks to join the pieces together and to keep the dowel in place inside the stuffed patchwork pumpkins.
I used alphabet stamps to stamp seaonal sentiments on the wood tags, which were painted orange. I also added some sparkly embellishments and tulle scraps.
The leaves were made from handmade text fabric.
What are you making to celebrate Fall?
Live Life Creatively,