Friday, October 19, 2012

Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

Several of you asked for a tutorial on the pumpkins,
so here it is.
Some of the colors are way off
and I apologize for that.
I've never done a tutorial so I hope this
is understandable.


First, cut out circles of material in any size you would like,








Next, take a basting stitch around the circle,
about 1/8" from the edge and about 1/2" long and
1/2" apart.






Once you have completed your basting stitch,
take both ends of your thread and pull to gather
the edges slightly.







Fill with stuffing to your
desired fullness.







Pull thread to close plumpkin,
leaving a small hole big enough
to place a stick for the stem.
Tie off  thread.







Make some raffia bows
and gather silk leaves, acorns,
berries or anything of your liking.



Then have fun decorating them the way you like!
A hot glue gun works best so be careful not to burn yourself!






28 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great tutorial. You know I'm not so great with sewing projects, but even I might could pull this off. Maybe.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Super cute and great tutorial. Very simple and very well explained. I am definitely going to have to give these a try. TFS. ana

have a great weekend. I am off on a scrapbooking cruise with some of the girls (20 to be exact).

Lynne said...

They look fun and easy to make . . . Great idea to use the stick too . . .

Thistle Cove Farm said...

really cute idea!

Buttons said...

Oh Jill I cannot believe you took the time out of your busy life to do this for us.Thank you it is very easy to understand. Hug B

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I am going to pin this. I love them and it looks like I can even make them. Great job. Where do you buy raffia? I have looked everywhere for it!

Debbie said...

GREAT TUTORIAL, very well done and so easy to understand.

somewhat easy to make, the finishing touches are what set them apart!!

thanks jill, i am searching for some fall fabric....i have a lot of sticks in the yard!!

BlueShell said...

Very, very creative and very beautiful...
thank you
xoxo

Gloria Hood said...

Those are beautiful!

Madi and Mom said...

Great tutorial!!! You have a gift for being crafty!! I might send Mom to JoAnne's today for fabric
Hugs Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

Jill yesterday's post was absolutely beautiful!!
Hugs C

TexWisGirl said...

they are so cute.

TexWisGirl said...

they are so cute.

Bev said...

Oh Jill thank you...they look like sooo much fun to do!!!

Bev said...

Oh Jill thank you...they look like sooo much fun to do!!!

Beth said...

They look so pretty and easy to make.

Fiona said...

Jill they look fantastic
and easy(ish) enough to make
I think I will give them a go!

Thanks so much for the tutorial

x Fiona

Walking on Sunshine said...

These are absolutely beautiful! You did such a great job with the photos! Thanks for sharing!

andy said...

Very cool

Walking on Sunshine said...

Jill, I sent you an email. Please check your spam folder if you don't receive it! Thanks! Lois

Dawn's Craft Place said...

You did a fabulous job with this tutorial, love the designs and so great for fall...thanks for sharing sweetie

Nancy Claeys said...

These are so cute and easy too. You did wonderfully with this tutorial -- I've been in a crafting mood myself. I think it's the cooler weather. :)

Karen said...

These are gourd-geous! I love decorating for Fall! Thank you

EM Illustrator said...

That's so cool, thank you for this tuturial.
Enjoy your weekend!

Catherine said...

dear Jill, These are beautiful!! The tutorial was excellent I followed along perfectly.
I am going to show this to my daughter she loves crafts. Thank you.
Have a beautiful Sunday. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Anna Hanley said...

Good Evening,Those pumpkins are the cuties!I will have to try and make them-awesome! Blessings, Anna

Rohrerbot said...

You are the artistic one:) Beautiful!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so creative ... i could do that. i need to try ... (: