Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've done a full tutorial, so I'm happy you've stopped by today! For a Sizzix project this month, I thought to do some fabric "Fall" pumpkin bowl fillers, using the "Short Pumpkin with Stem" die. These were so incredibly easy to make, I literally made 3, in just a quick short hour. Below I will show you how to create them for yourself to display in your home. I hope you enjoy!
here are a few more pics
I just love them, they are so sweet and a lot of fun to make. Wanna get started?
Here's a supply list you'll need to reproduce these little cuties:
Tiny-tabs & tags from Tim Holtz
- "Fall" inspired fabric, (I used homespun fabrics)
- poly fiberfill
- sewing machine
- straight pins
- walnut ink, for staining tags, (optional)
- alphabet stamps and ink
- hot glue
- needle and thread
- rusty bells
- cinnamon sticks
Let's get started!
First you will need to die cut 2 pieces of fabric for each pumpkin you want to make. I made 3 pumpkins so I cut out 6 pieces from various homespun prints, I did not die cut the stem for this project.
Then you will want to pin right sides together, (again, I used homespun so there are no "right" sides), just be sure to check your fabric first, then machine stitch around the pumpkin leaving about 1/4 inch seam allowance on the edge, and be sure to leave a small enough opening at the top for flipping.
Once you've stitched all the way around all 3 pumpkins, flip them right side out.
Then sit back with a bag of poly fiberfill, and stuff those little gourds till their full. Just a note, I like to "overstuff" mine, so they're fat. They will hold their shape better, so stuff to your heart's content! :)
Next, using a hot glue gun and a small cinnamon stick, add a dab of hot glue "inside" the pumpkin then stick the cinnamon stick on top of the glue, (again just a note, I made a small hole with my fingers in which to [sit] the cinnamon stick), apply the glue to the hole, an hold the stick till it's set.
Then using a needle with thread, stitch the opening at the top closed, working around the cinnamon stick stem.
Next using the tiny-tabs & tags die, die cut 1 tag for each pumpkin, (I then dipped my tags into walnut ink to age them, then set them aside to dry...I make a bunch of these ahead of time, so they're ready for any project). Stamp your sentimental "Fall" words on to the tags using alphabet stamps and ink.
Then to finish, wrap twine around the "stem" several times, then add the tag and the bell, then finishing with a bow.
Voila! They are finished and ready to be displayed with your Fall decorations.
And here they all sit!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and I hope this inspires you to create your own. They are so simple and fun to make!
Thanks so much for stopping by! :)