It is pumpkin season! My No Sew Recycled Fabric Pumpkins are made from the sleeves of my husband's cast off shirts. This year I was inspired by the fabuous Beth Eaton's Stuffed Fabric Pumpkins, part of Fairfield World's 80th Birthday Celebrations! Beth gives a full tutorial and video on her blog. These are so easy to make!
I am very excited to be part of the Creative Crafts-Halloween Edition. Link in Sidebar to all of the talented crafters and designers taking part! This is Day 3!
Now let's make a No Sew Recycled Fabric Pumpkin!
For the fabric you need a long sleeve shirt. Cut off the sleeves and cut off the cuffs.
You will also need:
Fairfield World Poly-fil
Twine or Yarn
9" x 12" craft cuts Kunin Felt Brand, color of choice
2 Hair Elastics
Hot Glue and Gun
In making the pumpkin with a sleeve you do not have to glue a seam. Follow Beth's instructions for the yarn or twine and tying off bottom of pumpkin. The sleeve is tapered so I used the wider end of the sleeve for the pumpkin. Stuff halfway with Fairfield Poly-fil. The hair elastics are fabulous for tying off the pumpkin. Had extras of those on hand too!
Pull the yarn or twine tight up over pumpkin and wrap around excess fabric at top.
I cut off the excess fabric with a few inches of yarn left and used the hot glue to wrap right over the raw edge at the top.
Cut felt leaves with scissors or pinking shears if you have them. You could also die cut them as well.
Glue a thin seam down center of leaf. Press a seam, glue to top of pumpkin.
I am planning to make everyone their own personal pumpkin for Thanksgiving. My husband has lost wieght and got himself in great shape and health however he is sad about losing some great shirts including his favorite fishing shirt! So guess what pumpkin he is getting.
Check out more wonderfully creative Halloween crafts by clicking on the link in the sidebar!
Till next time!
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