Painted Fabric Pumpkin

Decorate for Halloween by crafting your own fabric pumpkin.

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Project by Melissa Belanger from Hudson, Wisc.

Materials and Tools:

plain cotton fabric
pins
sewing needle
thread
scissors
striped or patterned fabric
gesso
acrylic paint in a variety of colors
paint brushes
epoxy glue
cotton stuffing

Steps:

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1. Cut six pumpkin pieces of plain cotton fabric, two stem pieces from patterned fabric. Pin pieces together for sewing, keeping the pumpkin pieces separate from the stem pieces.

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2. Sew pumpkin pieces together, leaving an opening for stuffing. Sew stem pieces together, also leaving an opening for stuffing later. Clip and turn sewn pumpkin and stem.

3. Stuff pumpkin firmly and stitch opening closed. Prime pumpkin with two coats of gesso. Paint pumpkin base color. Let dry.

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4. Paint face details. Let dry. Stuff stem of pumpkin and glue/epoxy or stitch to top of pumpkin.

Website: www.seasonsonstcroix.com

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