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Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

How about something a little different for your Halloween decor this year – fabric pumpkins!

You will need:-

fabric

embroidery thread

stuffing

ribbon

small stick

scissors

sewing machine (you can hand sew if you don’t have a machine)

1. The proportions for the fabric are twice the width of the height. For this pumpkin two pieces of fabric each measuring 25cm high and 50cm wide were used. You can make larger or smaller pumpkins using these proportions.

2. Place the fabric wrong sides together and machine sew along the shorter side. You can hand sew the sides if you don’t have a sewing machine.

3. Using a needle and strong thread (if you have enough, the embroidery thread is a good option) sew running stitch across one of the long sides, then pull the thread to gather and turn the fabric so the right side is on the outside. 4. Sew running stitch, as before around the top of the pumpkin. If you use an extra long piece of thread you can tie the ends together so it doesn’t slide out of place while you are stuffing the pumpkin.

5. Next thread the embroidery thread onto an embroidery needle and pass down the centre of the pumpkin coming out at the bottom. You need to do this approximately seven times and space the thread equally around the pumpkin. When you have finished you need to pull the thread so it creates the lines and ridges you find on a pumpkin. Tie off the thread when you have finished.

6. Finally, insert the stick through the centre of the pumpkin and decorate with ribbons, strings of beads or anything else that inspires you or matches your decorating scheme.

With so many pretty fabrics available you can create an original and pretty display for Halloween x

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