Scrap fabric strip pumpkins make me want to sing our Happy Fall Y’all! Don’t you just love this amazing season? I’m a sweater and pumpkin spice kinda gal. I love all things pumpkin. To celebrate Autumn, I am going to show you how I made these simple patchwork pumpkins to help usher in Fall and kick off the upcoming holiday season. Making decorations is one of my favorite things to do.
Supplies for scrap fabric strip pumpkins :
- Fabric of Choice in Fall colors
- Scrap of wool felt, tulle scraps
- Fairfield Processing Corp. Crafters Choice Poly-fil
- Wood pieces, spools, dowels, tags
- Black, Orange acrylic paint
- Embellishments of choice
- Alphabet stamps and ink
- Sewing machine and thread
- Adtech hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Rotary cutter and self-healing mat, scissors
When working with scrap fabric and trying to cut a straight line, I have found that working with rulers and a rotary cutter works best for me. I have tried to draw a straight line and cut on it but I am not very good at that. I used a rotary cutter to cut my fabric into jelly roll sized strips (2 1/2″). (If you want to purchase jelly rolls of fabric they are pre-cut strips that would also work.) They are about 14″ in length and then I placed two of them right sides together and sewed one long edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
I continued until I had one piece that measured about 14″ x 12.” I doubled the fabric over and used
a rotary cutter to cut a round shape from the doubled over for the pumpkin front and back.
I cut a pumpkin stem from the black wool felt and pinned it to the inside of the pieces before I started sewing them together. I sewed the pieces together, leaving the edges raw but left a 4″ opening at the bottom for stuffing the fabric strip pumpkins.
I sewed the bottom together but left a 1/2″ opening for the insertion of the dowel. The wood pieces were painted black and embellished with gem stone rows. A glue gun and glue sticks are used to join the pieces together and to keep the dowel in place inside the scrap fabric strip pumpkins. You might also call these stuffed patchwork pumpkins.
I used alphabet stamps to stamp seasonal sentiments on the wood tags, which were painted orange. I also added some sparkly embellishments and tulle scraps.
The leaves were made from handmade text fabric.
What are you making to celebrate Fall?