Ok, so fall is seriously my favorite time of year. I am not a summer person so fall doesn't come fast enough for me. I really want to get out my fall decorations and decorate right now, but it still seems a little early. A couple of year ago I make these pumpkins and I'm telling ya they are super easy. So I'm going to do my best and give a little tutorial.
First, cut your fabric any old size your want it. A couple tips though, I think they look better if the height is longer than the width. You'll also want to allow a couple more inches on the sides than the size you actually want your pumpkin to be. You'll see why when you make the bottom.
Now sew up those sides and leave the top open.
I have to show off this machine. I know you hate me, but don't! It's not mine. It's my SIL's and she is sweet enough to let me borrow it a lot. Doesn't that sorta make me like a part owner or something?
Ok now, lets see if I can explain this. To make the bottom you put the middle of the bottom and the seam on the side together like this.
Now add some stuffing until she's (yes, it's a girl now) as puffy as you want her.
Now gather up the sides and tie it together with a rubber band. I like to use my little girls hair elastics. Go to your neighbors yard and cut a branch off their tree for her stem.
Tie some raffia around the stem, and cut some leaves off of that fall floral arrangement that you've always hated hot glues those babies on and ta da, your done.
I like to make a few and cluster them together like this. They also make great gifts.