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One of the best things that Autumn brings with it is Pumpkins. There is something so pretty about those orange, round squashes. The fact that they come on so many shapes and sizes only adds to their appeal for me. Of course pumpkins mean Halloween and carving. But this year I thought I would do something a little different and make some beautiful Fabric Pumpkins.
I love a good carved pumpkin. I wish I could carve them but I am rubbish at it. This may be due to the fact that I do not have the suitable tools to properly carve one without risking loosing a finger. Ellie has asked a couple of times if we can carve one this year so I think I will have to invest in an appropriate carving tool because as much as loosing a finger would fit in with the halloween theme I am pretty attached to all 10.
But these Fabric Pumpkins are really special and can be made with any pattern you can find in your local haberdashery. It is also safe enough and easy enough for the kids to do themselves, although I would advise supervision with the scissor part…. Again… Fingers!
What you need:
Fabric (I use quilting Fat Quarters)
How to cover your pumpkin in fabric:
- Make sure there is no ground dirt left on your pumpkin and that it is dry.
- Measure the fabric on the pumpkin from the stem to the base.
- Cut the fabric according to this measurement. Then cut into thin strips.
- Cover the underside of the fabric in glue and place on the pumpkin from stem to base.
- Smooth down and make sure there are no bumps.
- Repeat with the another strip of fabric and place on the pumpkin so it is just covering the previous piece and no pumpkin is showing.
- Continue until the whole pumpkin is covered.
- Leave to dry.
- Put the covered pumpkin where ever you would like 😉
For a further guide I have made a video to help you.