Saturday, October 17, 2015

Plump Pumpkin Revisit

I was pulling these pumpkins out to throw in a basket and thought how easy they were to make.  So here is a revisit from my plump pumpkins from two years ago.

Have you noticed the number of soft fabric pumpkins rolling around the Blog-o-sphere?

Well, I didn't want to be left out, BUT I certainly did not intend to drag out my sewing machine which is sulking in the back of a closet. 

Then I saw this tutorial at Confessions of A Plate Addict HERE!  The post title had the two words I was searching for:  "easy" and "no-sew".

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Now I was a teacher for 22 years, and teachers are notorious about not following directions.  Debbie has excellent directions for super-duper fancy pumpkins, but I just wanted three to throw in a basket.

I found three scraps of fabric in orange tones, orange torn cotton ribbons, and Peel-n-Stick.

If you have never used Peel-n-Stick for fabric crafts, you are missing out.  It is double-stick tape for cloth and it holds up.  I have never used it on things that get washed.  You will have to do your own experimenting there. 

I folded the right sides together and adhered them in a tube shape.

Next tie six torn cotton ribbons together in a knot and rubber band inside the tube.

Please go over to Debbie's to see the real directions.

I made mine up from here.

Turn it to the right side and stuff.  I used leftover Christmas village snow.

Bring the six strands up and rubber band them.  I made little pleats around the pumpkin shape.

I wrapped the ribbons around the top and tied them into a knot.

Next I lopped off the excess fabric on top with pinking shears.

The pumpkins all stuffed and tied and needing something else.

What could that be?  What could that be?

Of course, they have to have tags!

You will notice I made five tags because originally I planned to make five pumpkins, but after three I figured that was enough.

Here they are ready to be displayed.

Noticed I made them in graduated sizes.  (Totally did not notice that until picture time!)

These pleasingly plump pumpkins are nowhere near as fancy as The Plate Addict's pumpkins, but they are cute.

Total time spent making them?  

One hour and most of that was finding the materials and cleaning up the mess I made.

Thank you, Ms. Plate Addict, for the idea for these pleasingly plump pumpkins.

See y'all!

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  1. Thanks for the "remake" of your easy peasy pumpkins. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  2. So cute! I must try this because my sewing machine is now sulking UNDER it's cabinet which is being used for something else! I have been wanting to add to my fabric pumpkin collection and these are perfect.

  3. Really cute and they do look easy. Love the fabric you choose.
    Happy Fall

  4. Donna, those plump pumpkins are adorable. I need to try to make some for the booth. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. These are cute and just simple enough that even I could make them!!

  6. You had me at "no sew & easy"!!! These pumpkins are so cute, and you did a great job making them! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  7. I think I remember those cute pumpkins! I was going to decorate for fall today but it is nearly impossible to get in my shed right now so I don't know what I am going to do! I may just make a couple things and buy a couple new things and call it done. I am ready for a hint of fall in my decor though! Have a great weekend...:)


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