These little whimsical pumpkins are so fun to make!
You'll quickly become addicted to making them as we did!
Make these little pumpkins into a pincushion or make many of them for a table center piece as part of your fall decor!
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Let's get creative! Just gather the supplies below, then download the pattern/files. Don't forget to share your project on social media using the hashtag #BSImakersclub and tag @sewastory_jenniferlong.
Fairytale Pumpkin Templates (Maker's Club Members)
Iron and Wool Mat
Hand sewing needle
Turning tool (hemostat)
Water soluble fabric marker
5" x 10" of your favorite cotton fabric (we used some our favorites from the Country Life collection) for the pumpkin main fabric
4" x 8" of your favorite cotton fabric (we used some our favorites from the Country Life collection) for the pumpkin stem
5" x 10" HeatNbond Fusible Fleece
Embroidery floss in matching colors
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1. Download the Fairytale Pumpkin Pattern by Sew A Story. (Become a Maker's Club member today!)
2. Apply HeatNbond Fusible Fleece to the wrong side of the Main Pumpkin piece.
3. Cut 2 circle shapes for the Main Pumpkins and 2 Stem Shapes (mirror image).
3. With right sides together, using a 1/4" seam allowance to sew along the perimeter of the shapes. Leave an opening about 1.5" wide for the Main Pumpkin shape to be able to turn your work right side out. Sew the stem leaving the base of the stem open.
4. Clip corners and trim curves to get a nice smooth finish when turning right side out. Turn your work right side out using a hemostat or chop sticks.
5. BEFORE stuffing, fold the Main Pumpkin shape into quarters to find the center of the circle. Mark the center top and center bottom with a water soluble fabric marker.
6. Stuff both the Main Pumpkin shape and the Stem shape firmly using a hemostat or chop sticks. Make sure you get stuffing all the way to the tip of the stem.
8. Stitch the Main Pumpkin shape closed using a tight ladder stitch.
9. Using a long needle and 6 strands of floss, pierce the center of the Main Pumpkin shape wrapping the shape as you go. Keep the thread tight to create the texture you want.
10. Once you're happy with how your Main Pumpkin shape looks, tie the ends of the floss together. the ends of the thread will be tucked under the stem.
11. Pin the stem folding the edge 1/4" inward, us a tight ladder stitch to stitch the stem to the Main Pumpkin shape.
12. Embellish your mini pumpkin as desire. I used Deco Foil on this one and I think it turned out great!
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