Today I am sharing a project that I started last month after seeing an Instagram friends post and tutorial link, and I think it’s something you all would enjoy making as well!
As soon as I saw Molly’s post I knew I had to run to my sewing space and search for the perfect fabric. I had scraps left of some Spectrastatic - an awesome line from Giuseppe Ribaudo aka @giucy_giuce on Instagram. This fabric has a vibrant color with fun black splatter specks all over it. The colors I had left over were perfect for a more “Modern Fall” palette I was going for - let’s get to work!
In early September when I first started this project I decided to make one just to see - is this going to be fun and easy? Well, it was both - I had a good laugh because I cannot get over how much these look like Cabbage Patch doll butts - seriously….google it! hahahaha
Here are my pumpkins before I added some extra touches!
I LOVE these colors - I feel like it works so well for Halloween and to keep out for Thanksgiving. That little pop of purple really ties it all together. The hot pink shade is super fun too.
Now for the extra touches…
I knew I wanted to add some sticks for the stems like Molly did - so I ran around my front yard looking for some that would work, and did a somewhat haphazard job with a pair of dull shears. (Please be careful with this step if you decide to use twigs).
I went back and forth trying to figure out if I wanted to buy some ribbon to tie around the stem, or rip some fabric to make ribbon, but finally decided to do a little searching online for a pumpkin leaf template.
After trying out a few different options that were available online I settled on this particular template I found on the website Positively Splendid. Amy has a fun tutorial for a Plush Patchwork Pumpkin Tutorial that has the Pumpkin Leaf Template as a printout on this project page.
Since I had a variety of sizes on my pumpkins, I printed out the Pumpkin Leaf Template at 80%, 60%, and 40% to get enough variation in sizes.
I used a bright green wool felt by my favorite felt supplier - Benzie Design.
When I cut out shapes I like to just pin my paper template to my felt and carefully cut out my shapes.
Once I had all of the leaves ready to go, I got out my hot glue and glued them to the messy end of the pumpkin - or the side that I stitched up. That way the underside was perfect and I wouldn’t have to do anything to cover that up.
Now all you have to do is hot glue your sticks in place and viola - Pumpkin time!!!
I decided to just go for it and pile them all onto my dining table as a center piece, they fit perfectly on the black and white runner I currently have on there - really makes the colors pop!
Thanks for stopping by today friends! I am adding a couple of Pinterest images below - feel free to share so I can spread the word about these fun tutorials!
Happy Sewing Friends!