Thursday, October 15, 2009

Little Punkins

Everybody is making them, so I just had to try my hand at

some rustic little fabric 'punkins'.

First, I chose some 'punkin' looking fabric.

(Paula~you may recognize a couple of these as

my Peter Rabbit Carrots from this spring!)


Then I cut out six football shaped pieces for each of the

three different sized punkins.


Next, I stitched the six pieces together,

leaving a small opening at the top for turning...

and stuffing.

I also cut some leaves for the tops out of green flannel.

I made the stems from some more of the flannel, rolled and

stitched closed. I wanted the stems to have a little bend, so I

cut some small gauge wire to size, curled the edges so there would be no

pokey's and inserted the wire into the stem center.

I stuck the little stem into the opening of the punkin,

ran a gathering stitch around the opening and

cinched it up to the stem, securing them together

with a couple more stitches.

Then I added the leaf.


Here is a finished punkin!

Here is the little vignette I made using my little punkins!

Have you made any fabric pumpkins?
There are some beautiful ones in the November issue of
Martha Stewart Living.
That Martha is such a copy cat! ;~}


Christa said...

Hi Lady Farmer,
These are so cute! I think I'm going to make some of these with my daughters. Did you have a pattern or did you just cut football shapes?
That Martha!


Sharon said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Those are just adorable!! I love them :) They came out wonderful and you make it look so easy. What a great idea curling the wire and placing it in the leaves. That Martha!

Have a blessed day!


cheri said...

Oh, they are cute!

Nadine said...

I am making a fabric pumpkin for my Mom for Thanksgiving as a hostess gift. I also made one for my Secret Pal at church, but I can't post about it because she reads my blog!!
Your pumpkins look adorable!


The Watts Family said...

Oh they are so cute! I just love them!! It is a good thing my sewing machine is packed I would put those all over the house we would probably end up with a pumpkin patch hehe! the display looks lovely. ~Blessings Heather

Ivory Spring said...

Cute!!! You did a great job! Yes, I enjoyed "Darcy's Story" as well as "Darcy's Diary" by Amanda Grange.

The B's said...

Oh, how simply magical ~ just the thing for any little Cinderella!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Such a great job!

Mrs. Doug said...

So cute. I am feeling more crafty these days... will need to try some to take to the in-laws for our Thanksgiving table. I have soooo much scrap fabric.

Thank you for sharing!

Love your blog!!!

Mrs. D