Fall is around the corner and what can welcome the season better than these colorful felt pumpkins? This is a season to be colorful and you can sew these colorful felt pumpkins in different shades to bring in the season. Given the template, you can easily sew these in your preferred colors You don’t need a sewing machine to sew these pumpkins, you can hand sew them in minutes and jazz up your home!
1) Felt of any desired color for the pumpkin body
2) Dark green or dark brown felt of 2.5″ x 1.5″ dimension for the pumpkin stalk.
3) Polyfill for stuffing.
4) Needle and matching thread.
Take the felt piece and lay it flat.
Cut the pattern template from the pdf given at the bottom of the post and place it on the felt. Mark and cut.
You will need 6 such pieces for the pumpkin.
Take two such pieces and layer them aligning the edges.
Hand sews along one of the curved edges, from the top to the bottom, leaving a seam line of 1/4″ as shown above.
Take the remaining pieces in pairs and repeat the above steps. You will get three pairs as shown above.
Let’s join the pairs to form the pumpkin.
Turn one of the joint pair inside-out and slide it inside another such pair as shown above. Now the right sides are together. Align the curved edges and make sure that the seam lines on the two pairs fall in line.
Sew along one of the curved edges, leaving the other edge open (this is where we attach the next joint pair). Now we have four pieces attached together. We see our pumpkin slowly taking shape.
Take the third pair, turn it inside-out and slide it into the four pieces joint together. Align the curved edges and the seam lines again and sew one of the curved edges completely shut. You have to leave a small opening about 1.5″ to 2″ while you join the other curved edges. This is to insert the polyfill.
This is how your pumpkin would look like now. Note that here my opening is a little too big.
Turn the pumpkin inside-out.
Stuff the pumpkin with poly-fill as tightly as you can and hand sew the opening shut. Leave a small round opening to insert the stalk.
Now we need to do the pumpkin stalk.
Take one dark green or dark brown felt the piece, 2.5″ x 1.5″ dimension.
Roll it width wise and secure it using a needle and thread.
Insert the stalk through the opening at the top of the pumpkin and secure using a needle and thread. You may optionally hot glue the stalk onto the pumpkin.
kVoila! Our pumpkin is ready.
Get the template Here.
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Friday 4th of April 2014
Three little pumpkins, sitting in a row, fill me with the urge to sew ...
These are adorable - and so adaptable! I can see them being made in red and green and white for Christmas ornaments as well, with the stem double-length and turned into a loop to hang a hook from. Or made without the stem, and with an elongated pattern template, for a miniature plush beach ball.
PinkSparkle And Lace
Friday 18th of October 2013
Adorable and super easy, especially if sewing up by hand! Thank you for sharing. I have a feeling I might make a ton of these while recovering from bilateral knee replacement. And just before surgery, I took advantage of a felt sale JoAnn's had. I'm ready to [email protected]
Kathryn Ferguson Griffin
Monday 7th of October 2013
These are so super cute and look fairly easy to make! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Saturday 5th of October 2013
These are so cute! Love the great tutorial, too! T You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. You were featured at Pick of the Bunch today! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!HugsKathy
Saturday 5th of October 2013
Great little tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I'd love for you to come join our Halloween Party!!!