Today our sweet contributor Ana from The Lost Apron is sharing:
This Easy DIY Fabric Pumpkin is very simple to make. You can make it in a variety of different fabrics and sizes to enhance your fall decor. You may use a cotton (batik Houndstooth shown) or try using heavier fabrics like a twill or velvet.
- 1/2 yard of fabric
- Scrap of contrasting fabric for the stem
- Buttonhole thread or strong thread
- Polyester fiberfill
7. Baste stitch around the top of pumpkin as you did for the bottom (this time on the right side of the fabric). Pull threads to gather. Adjust stuffing as necessary. Pull threads tightly. Tuck fabric edges into the pumpkin. Pull knot out of the beginning of basting. Knot securely with a square knot. Keep the spool of thread attached.
8. Using spool end of thread, wrap thread around pumpkin twice to make a crease. Repeat 2 more times to make 6 sections as shown. The threads in the center top of the pumpkin will be scattered. Use spool to go under threads to draw them together at one point. Tie threads securely with existing threads from before. Clip threads leaving one long end from spool.
Stitch stem pieces right sides together with a 1/4″ seam on 3 edges as shown.
11. Center stem open side down onto center top of pumpkin. Thread needle with long end of thread left on pumpkin. Hand stitch stem to pumpkin. Alternate stitches from crease of stem to gathers of pumpkin until you have stitched all the way around to stem. Knot and clip thread.
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My name is Ana Sullivan. I began my blog, The Lost Apron, because people would ask me for advice on parenting. My only qualifications for giving advice is that I have been there and I am proud of who my children have become. I have a daughter in college, a son and another daughter that are college graduates who are working and living on their own. I have been married for almost 30 years to a dream of a husband.
I have been a working mom, a part-time-work-at-home mom, and a stay-at-home mom. Although I have prefered being the SAHM, I try to write my blog in a way that would encourage all moms to be better moms. I hope to be the mentor mom to the young mom and the friend to the older moms and grandmothers. You can visit me over at Pinterest and Facebook.