It's common knowledge that I am a BIG fan of Halloween. I especially love decorating my house and creating projects ... It's my favorite time of year:) One year for Bunco I decided to make fabric pumpkins for all of our players. I had made a bunch before for a craft show, but I couldn't find the pattern. Luckily I found one that was very similar HERE on About.com. I the directions they use up until the "sculpting" part.
Here are my directions after that point:
1. Leave a wider opening at the top. This gives you room to add the wire for the tendrils.
2. I sew a large button to the bottom of the pumpkin right in the middle. It looks better:)
3. Before you add the stem, add one or two lengths of wire by pushing them down through open hole.
4. Add the stem and trim using hot glue. MUCH easier and sturdier than sewing!
5. Add some fun Halloween and/or fall embellishments you choose including: Buttons, stamped tags, ribbons, flowers, spiders, bats, pumpkins ... The more the better!
Here are my ...
If you have any questions, I'm happy to help:).
RILEY BLAKE DESIGNS (of course!)
I purchased the green wire from Dollar Tree
The polka dot flowers, circle letters and small ribbon are from Doodlebug Designs
Additional flowers, tags and embellishments are from
The fabric flower on the little Halloween pumpkin was made with an AccuQuilt GO!baby.
Now to start sewing this costume ...
Wish me luck!