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Pumpkin Softies!

Are these not the cutest pumpkins ever? Yes, I made them!!! Okay, so I am obsessed with all things pumpkin and cannot get enough of them! I saw this craft in the most recent issue of Family Fun magazine (got it in the mail yesterday) and had to make them ASAP. I didn't have orange fabric or any fuzzy kind, like they recommend in the magazine, so I raided a bag of items headed to the thrift store and found a white baby blanket. The texture was perfect and white seems to be the new hot color for pumpkin couture.
  1. I took a salad plate and used it to trace a circle on my fabric. (You can make the circle larger or smaller depending on the amount of fabric you have and the size pumpkin you want.)
  2. Though I first used white thread, I switched to the recommended dental floss after the thread broke in the final step. Make a knot several inches from the end of the floss and sew wide stitches all around the circle about a 1/2 inch from the edge. Knot the end and leave a few inches of floss to tie later.
  3. Pull the floss to gather the edges and stuff the pouch (with plastic bags, fabric, or whatever you have - I thought potpourri would be nice too for a scented bonus.)
  4. Place a twig into the top as a stem, then pull the thread and knot it so that the fabric is cinched around the twig.

Voila! A soft, adorable fabric pumpkin!!! My daughter picked up a bunch of twigs for me, so I will be adding to my collection. I am even thinking about making huge ones for the front steps made out of vinyl fabric in place of live pumpkins. The sky is the limit, people!


Anonymous said...

Love the pumpkins. I saw that too in Family Fun. You did a fantastic job. Yours are so amazing. I love that texture.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Your pumpkins are adorable and they are just like we love them: white!!

Anonymous said...

I love these and it's fun to see something I haven't seen yet in the pumpkin category! :-)
pk @ room remix

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

THat texture is beautiful! I LOVE those pumpkins! said...

you did a great job! I like the white baby blanket pumpkins!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

very pretty!

Anonymous said...

The pumpkins are adorable!! I made some from sweaters this week- hope to show them off soon