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
striped or patterned fabric
acrylic paint in a variety of colors
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.
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.
Instead of carving a pumpkin this year, leave it whole and embellish it with one of your favorite fabric patterns ...