One afternoon I was watching good ol’ Martha Stewart on TV and she made some pin cushion tomatoes. A light clicked on in my brain, and I thought “those would be great pumpkins!” So here is my Lynn spin on Martha’s tomatoes.
You will need:
Fabric, matching or different colors
needle and thread
thick quilters thread with a long needle
hot glue gun
Start by cutting your fabric. You will want 5×10, 6×12, and 6.5×14 pieces of fabric.
Then you will put right sides together and sew.
Keep inside out. Thread your needle with a knot at the end and do a running stitch around bottom edge.
Pull tight and knot.
You can know flip it right side out.
Stuff with your poly fill. You will want a lot in there.
Then do another running stitch along the top edge to seal it up. Pull tight and knot.
Now you will use your thick thread to create the sections of the pumpkin. Tie a knot at the end of the thread and poke the needle up through the center of the pumpkin. This picture is the bottom of the pumpkin.
Pull the needle through the center top, let the thread go around the outside of the pumpkin. Then turn the upside down pumpkin poke the needle in again going from the bottom, up through to the top and repeat till you have 4 or 6 sections.
After you have gone around the number of times you like, poke the needle through the center top and straight back down to the bottom. Not going around the outside of the pumpkin this time. Pull tight and knot once or twice. You want it tight, so the sections stick out.
Now hot glue a one inch stick to the top, tie a ribbon around it, and waa-laa – your done!
Get Crafty with Your Bad Self!