When you think of fall décor, a few items probably come to your mind. For example, pumpkins are synonymous with this time of year. You can use real pumpkins to place on the doorstep or strategically around the house. However, fabric pumpkins work well too. You can make these yourself in a few easy steps.
What You Will Need
You’ll want to check and make sure you have everything on hand that you will need to make the pumpkins. If you lack any items, you should be able to find them at your local craft or hobby store. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Hand sewing needles
- 1/4 yard fabric (your choice of pattern and color)
- Seamstress measuring tape
- Embroidery thread
- Ribbon or lace
- Fabric fusion
- Bag of polyfill
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You don’t have to be a professional to make these charming, fun pumpkins. However, you must follow the steps properly for the best results. Begin by cutting the fabric to the length you want. However, you should turn the fabric inside out before cutting. You’ll want to leave the fabric inside out and then use hot glue about 1/4 inch to make a faux hem. Let this dry completely before continuing.
Double-thread the needle about an arm’s length of the embroidery thread once the fabric is dry. You should then tie the thread’s ends so they are the size of the needle or bigger. This keeps the seams from popping. Next, beginning at the left of the hem, place the thread completely around the fabric, about one-fourth inch from the edge. Then pull tightly and tie on the other side of the faux hem.
Create a small stem by collecting the ruched fabric and firmly wrapping thread around the fabric. Then knot the thread. You should then load the polyfill into the pumpkin. Make sure to fill both sides but leave the middle open. Once it is full, pull firmly and tie off to knot and trim the threads.
Next, double thread the needle and put it through the pumpkin’s bottom and up through the top. This creates the pleats. Then pull the thread over the side of the pumpkin and pull it tight. Lastly, wrap twine around the cork stem and hot glue until it is covered completely. Add some hot glue to the bottom and put it at the top of the pumpkin. You can then add a twin ribbon or fabric ribbon.
Follow these steps so you can have a felt pumpkin this season. Make some today to have an attractive fall décor.
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