When it’s pumpkin season we do try to carve and decorate pumpkins for Halloween. Since Halloween is a new tradition here in Sweden you only go trick or treating at the houses that our decorated. The non-decorated ones are not likely to hand out candy.
Did you miss carving a pumpkin? Don´t despair, we have an easy solution for you, a fabric pumpkin that only takes a few minutes to make. Here it goes:
-Fold the fabric in half, with the RIGHT sides together.⠀
Run stitch along the short edges, backstitch at the start and end of sewing to secure the seam.⠀
Sew all the way around the circle and back to the start leave long tails of thread. Pull the threads to gather the fabric.
Turn the fabric around to the RIGHT side and stuff the fabric. Complete a gathering stitch around the top edge.⠀
Pull on the threads and manipulate the fabric around the top. Stitch through to fasten the hole at the top of the pumpkin⠀
Start creating the pumpkin segments. Leave enough thread to work all of the ways around the pumpkin⠀
Wrap the thread around the outside of the pumpkin, then work the needle from the bottom to the top of the pumpkin again. ⠀
Complete this until you have created as many pumpkin segments as you require.⠀
Create the pumpkin stem.
Check out the short film to see how we did. Good luck! And have fun at Halloween.