Friday, September 24

Tutorial - Off to the pumpkin patch

Still stashbusting: One more project from materials in my fabric bins.

Now that fall has finally caught up with me, I'm ready to prepare for Halloween! This year my mom is taking care of my little bug's costume so I have time to make other decorations. With a bit of orange fleece and some scraps of green crushed velvet, I sewed my first pumpkin.

For this project you will need
- 1/4 yard of orange fleece or felt
- Stuffing material
- Thread and needle 
- A sewing machine that doesn't cringe about thick fabric (my old Singer would have been a bad candidate but my faithful Pfaff just went along with it.

  • Cut 6 ( roughly 7 inch long by 2 wide) wedges of the orange fleece/felt
  • Fold in half lengthwise and stitch a 2 inch pintuck on both ends 


  • This will define the shape of the pumpkin i.e  flatten the top and bottom
  • This is how it look from the wrong side (Left) and the right side


  • Sew 2 wedges together wrong side togethers (i.e. pinktucks outside) 


  • Add a third wedge - You have now a half pumpkin

  • Sew the second half pumpkin then attach the two halves on one edge
  • Cut a piece 2x 4 inch piece of green fleece/felt (I'm  still stashbusting so since I didn't have any and couldn't acquire some I went with what I had at hand...)
  • Fold in half and attach to the top of your pumkin


  • Stitch the last seams with the pumpkin inside out leaving a 2 inch opening
  • Turn the pumpkin right side out and stuff it
  • Stitch the opening
  • Stitch some ridges to the stem 

  • Optional : add a leaf to your stem

Et voila !




  1. This is perfect and it doesn't look too hard - I'm always afraid to sew round items.

  2. Sweet - another stash bust...good for you!

  3. ooh this looks great! I think I might have to have a go x

  4. Caroline - I adore your pumpkin - great tutorial! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party, I have featured this here:

    Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  5. What a fun project. Love how your pumkin turned out!

  6. Cute pumpkin, and a nice tutorial-thanks!


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