This week, I have a fun project - fabric pumpkins!
|Seaside Fabric Pumpkins|
For our fabric pumpkins we did two sizes - a side plate and a dinner plate. We traced circles around the plates and then cut them out. I used a mixture of fabric - some natural, white, ticking stripe, toile and a plush almost velvet.
I love the small pumpkins - Conor kept calling them 'baby pumpkins'.
Once you've cut out your fabric circle, you use heavy duty thread (don't use ordinary thread - I did and it doesn't work well) with a tapestry needle. You want to gather the fabric together:
|Filling the pumpkins|
Then you pull the thread tight to close the pouch and sew up the opening. To make cinderella pumpkins you need to make sections using the thread by threading it through and up, but I made some sugar pumpkins, too, when the fabric was thicker as in the toile and the ticking stripe.
Once the fabric pumpkins were made we used driftwood found on Egypt beach for the stem and some moss from Michael's. We attached these with a hot glue gun.
Here's how the pumpkins came out. I love the soft folds, the driftwood and the handmade quality of these pumpkins. I brought this batch down to my space at Main Street Antiques in Plymouth. They are so much fun to make that I have a feeling I'll be making some more for the Etsy shop and my own home.