Scrappy Fabric Pumpkin Ornaments
Sew simple fabric pumpkin shapes using scraps of orange material or fall colored fabrics. This guide is about scrappy fabric pumpkin ornaments
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Sew simple fabric pumpkin ornaments using scraps of orange or fall fabrics. Make several to hang on hooks or to attach to fall gift baskets for harvest gift-giving.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
- pumpkin shape
- lightweight cardboard
- permanent marker
- fall fabric scraps
- straight pins
- sewing machine
- craft glue and hot glue gun
- wire cutters and needle-nose pliers
- leaf shape
- beige scrap paper
- black acrylic paint
- wooden skewer
- paper punch
- large yarn needle
- craft wire
- Find a pumpkin shape. I drew one by hand, but clip art or cookie cutters can also be used and enlarged as desired. Mine measured 4 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide. Trace the shape on lightweight cardboard and cut out.
- Place two pieces of fabric together with the right sides facing. Center the pattern on the fabric and trace around it with a marking pen. Pin the fabric layers together. Sew on the traced line of the pumpkin. Do not leave an opening for turning.
- Cut out the pumpkin 1/8 inch from the stitching line. Cut a 1 1/2 inch slit in the center of one pumpkin side. Turn the pumpkin right side out through the opening and press.
- Cut a patch of matching fabric approximately 1 inch wide by 2 inches long. Apply craft glue to the back of the patch. Place the patch over the slit in the pumpkin to close.
- Gather a stick from your yard that is slightly thicker than a wooden barbecue skewer, but smaller than the diameter of a pencil. Using wire cutters, cut a piece 2 inches long for the pumpkin stem. Apply hot glue to the back of the stem and attach it to the center top of your pumpkin.
- Cut a 2 1/2-inch leaf shape using beige wallpaper or scrapbook paper. I used a Cricut die cut machine and a leaf design from the Doodletype cartridge. A leaf could also be cut by hand using a real leaf as your pattern. Write "FALL" on the leaf using a permanent marker. Dip the blunt end of a wooden skewer into black acrylic paint. Dot each end and intersection of each letter. Allow the paint to dry. Using a paper punch, punch a hole centered above the word "FALL".
- Poke holes just below the top edge of the pumpkin and a 1/2 inch from both sides of the stem using a large yarn needle. Cut a 9-inch length of craft wire using wire cutters. Bend the wire into a "U" shape. Poke the ends through the holes from the back of the pumpkin to the front. Pull 2 inches of the wire ends through to the front.
- Slip the leaf on the left wire end. Grasp the wire end with the tip of needle-nose pliers. Twist the wire around the end until the entire 2 inches has been curled. Remove the pliers and repeat with the other wire end.
- Tie a few strands of raffia around the wire curls on the right.
By Cyndee from Winfield, KS
October 2, 20110 found this helpful
These are so cute! I love them!
October 5, 20110 found this helpful
Adorable and great shots of instructions. Thumbs up for sure!