Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make It!!~~White Wednesday!

It's White Wednesday over at
Faded Charm!! 
Lots of lovelies to check out there!!
I'm joining in
and sharing a fun and easy toot!! 

It is time to get those hands busy,
making these adorable little


You can do it!!

Here we go!!

This is what you will need:

~~a 7 1/2-8" circle template, or something that will make a circle
     {I used kiddie plate that is 7.75" for a 3.25" pumpkin}
~~sewing needle
~~Fabric-I used white panne velvet {currently on sale at JoAnn}
~~color coordinated thread
~~poly fill
~~ball point pen
~~natural stick for stem about .25" thick, 2" long
~~Hot glue gun
~~embellisments {buttons, ribbon, twine, etc...}

~~Lay out your fabric right side down, with template, plate, etc... on top
~~Trace around/inside template

~~Cut out circle along tracing lines
~~Be accurate...no wonky circles!!

~~Cut a 25" length of thread
~~Insert thread in needle, double the thread and knot.
~~Approx .25" from outer edge, insert needle, and
bring back up .25 inches from where you inserted it.
~~Repeat all around circle, gently pulling stitches flat
until you are back at the knot.

~~Gently pull on the needle and begin to lightly gather the edge in.

~~Grab a little hand full of polyfill, and add or take
some away until it looks like the right amount
to fill the pumpkin.  Shape it a little into a puffy
kind of oval circle, and insert in fabric pouch.

 ~~Pull gently on thread again to gather again, leaving about a.25" opening
~~Insert stick, pull to gather around stick, and run your thread into the fabric
to tie it off.  Run it back through the loop to make a knot.  Cut thread close to
~~Gently remove the stick.

~~Apply hot glue all around the bottom 1/4-1/3 of an inch of the stick
and insert the stick in the hole, pushing down til only
only an inch-1.33" or so of the stick is showing.

And voila!! 
You have made a charming petite pumpkin!!

Now, just embellish it with whatever makes you smile!!

I wrapped and hot glued some twine around the stem,
and couldn't resist

You can use most any fabric, but this fabric
is so easy to work with and there is no fraying.
It does come in a wide variety of colors!!

You can also make the pumpkins smaller or larger by
using different size circle templates!

Of course, if you're not convinced you can do this...
some of these little beauties will be available for purchase
tomorrow in my Junk to Joy Shop!!

Let me know if you make some, or have any questions!!
I'm always glad to help!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

So adorable-thanks for posting!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Checking out your blog further, I will become your newest follower!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

You are so talented! Lovin' that sweet pumpkin.
Blessings & hugs,

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So pretty! Love the velvet pumpkins I've been seeing, but your white one is classic and beautiful.

Dorthe said...

Thankyou ,for your great tutorial-and the lovely photoes ,-I love all your pumpkins, you know, and this little pretty vintage looking one., is adorable.

Vicki said...

So pretty, my friend! Love it

Farming On Faith said...

Very cute~ great idea.
Thank you for your sweet words of comfort.
Praying you have a lovely Autumn day.

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for the tutorial Becky. I'm trying my hand at making a few for myself....wish me luck:-)


Kar said...

That is absolutely adorable Becky! You are so sweet to share. Hope you are having fun making all of your cute Fall decor.


Passionate for White said...

Great tutorial....thanks for sharing~

Kasia said...

How sweet of you to post a tutorial! And the pumpkin is so cuuuute! :D


Katherines Corner said...

I love this, thank you!!!Sending big hugs and sincere wishes for a weekend filled with joy, Katherine

Mrs.B said...

So easy and SO CUTE!!!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Becky, I just had to stop by and say hi friend!
I love all of your pumpkins. They are the cutest ones I've seen on the net.
Hope all is well and wonderful with you.
We have been/are busy moving our daughters and getting ready for a Christmas flea market.
Creating when I'm not filling etsy orders :).
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks Becky. I wanted to make a white velvet pumpkin, or two, and just happen to have the fabric, but wondered if it would be weird to do that. Nope! loooks awesome!!

thanks for how to's also.


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