I’m so excited to show you how to make this easy DIY Fall Flannel Pumpkin!
It’s thrift store decor day but we are changing it up just a little bit this month to support Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods. She wrote the most amazing book, Crafting with Flannel.
She has been crafting with flannel for many years so it was a perfect time last year to write the book. Each of us decided to pick one project from her book and recreate it, with over 55 projects I wanted to try them all. Most of her projects are created with flannel shirts while others use store-bought fabric.
I decided on the flannel pumpkin. I used the fabric squares from Walmart. The kids and I went thrifting over the weekend so I could buy a flannel and we had a ton of choices to choose from BUT they were all over $15. They were super nice and one of my boys scored a billabong flannel but I didn’t want to cut into a $15 flannel. Had f I found a $5 flannel I totally would of, so off to Walmart we went.
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Here is the bundle I bought at walmart and the thrift store in downtown Encinitas that was just a little too overpriced for me.
Mine is not an exact match as Sarah’s but it’s pretty close!
Your fabric will need to be twice as long as it is wide, after measuring my pumpkin I cut a rectangle that measured 14” x 7 .
Fold the fabric together to create a rectangle with the right side in. Meaning the good side of the fabric is facing each other.
Hand stitch or use your sewing machine and stitch along those short edges of the fabric which will create a tube with both ends open. My sewing machine just broke, talk about bad timing.
Next, sew a gathering stitch along one of the open edges all the way around. You are not stitching two pieces together. TIP: If you are using a heavy flannel I would use a stronger thread!
Do not knot your thread when done. Pull the thread tightly and cinch. Then take your needle and run the needle through the cinched area and then knot off.
Turn your fabric right-side out.
I added my pumpkin (it was a perfect fit) but the orange was showing through the rabric so I gave it a quick coat of white craft paint. This is optional.
Sarah did not use a pumpkin, she simply filled it with fiber fill.
This is how the bottom looks
Next, I gathered the fabric at the top, giving the pumpkin pleats as I gathered and cut off the excess fabric. Here is where the tutorial changes just a little. Sarah stitched the opening shut but I was having some difficulties so I hot glued the fabric to the pumpkin, it worked like a charm.
I then hot glued part of a tree branch to the top of the pumpkin.
Sarah added ridges to her pumpkin using embroidery floss but since mine already had them I skipped this step.
I’m thrilled with the way it turned out and am so grateful for her easy tutorial!
Come see what everyone else made from Sarah’s book using flannel!
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Thank you so much for stopping in today, I hope you will give one of her crafts a try!