I was really excited so I got to work on that burlap! I will say this about the material, be prepared for a bit of a mess. Just put down old sheets, and wear old clothes. Kind of like you're getting ready to paint. I included a couple of tips that cut down on some of the mess.
|Remove one thread from the burlap, marking where you want to cut. Less mess! |
I also found that spraying it lightly (outdoors) with a clear spray paint cut down on the shedding.
|I loved not measuring! Just make sure you end up with a shape that is more rectangular than square, so you have room to bunch a "stem" at the top. Sew right sides together with a zig zag stitch.|
|I added an angle at the bottom, it helped the pumpkins shape better. After you finish sewing, turn your sack right side out.|
|STUFF STUFF STUFF it with old newspapers, or whatever you want! I just stuffed till the shape was right,|
and I felt like it was solid enough not to tip over.
|Pumpkins need leaves, right? This was a great use for some scraps I had. I just printed out|
a clip art leaf, and traced it in different sizes. Then I pinned and sewed them right-sides together, leaving an opening to attach to a long piece of ribbon.
|I sewed around the leaf and down the middle to make it look a bit finished.|
|PUMPKINS! Ta-DA! I made all four of these in one night.|
|I tied on the ribbon-leaves, and added some tulle and other ribbon scraps.|
|So cute, and easy! They made great decorations for our Fall Festival, and great gifts too!|