I thought I would share my latest little gift I'm making for some of the girls in the office that have October Birthdays. Believe it or not there's three of them! I started making just four (one for me too) and then I thought, well, SO and SO would like one and of course, my quilting buddies would like one, and maybe I should make one for my sister and as you can see the list just kept growing. I think I'm up to 15 little pumpkins I'm making.
This is a quick and simple little gift you can make for anyone. You could even make it out of lots of different fabric to personalize it. I've seen these little tissue cuties in a lot of different places.
Have fun making these little pumpkins.
To start off you will need what you see in the picture above.
- 2 pieces pumpkin fabric cut @ 6" x 6 1/2"
- 2 pieces fall stripe cut @ 2 1/2" x 6" for binding
- 2 pieces green fabric cut @ 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" for leaf
- 1 piece batting cut @ 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" for leaf
- 1 piece brown ric rac cut @ 4" long for stem
- Fold striped binding in half lengthwise, press.
- Place pumpkin fabric with wrong sides together.
- Using a 1/4" seam sew striped binding on each side.
- Press binding so seams go outward.
- Fold binding over toward back of center fabric.
- Stitch in ditch making sure to catch underneath.
- Place green fabric with wrong sides together.
- Place batting in between the two green pieces.
- Use a pencil to draw a leaf, then sew on pencil line.
- Trim leaf just outside the line you've just sewn.
- Center 4" piece of brown rick rack and green leaf.
- Sew in place so it doesn't move.
- Fold outside edges toward the center.
- Pin in place, sew the short ends twice.
- Finish off the edges with a serger/zigzag stitch.