Patchwork Pumpkin

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10By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Make a fun patchwork pumpkin with this simple, no-glue technique, that’s great for using up fabric scraps from your stash.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, use a serrated bread knife to carefully cut the rounded bottom off of the Styrofoam ball so it will sit flat.

Use your table knife to lightly score where you want the seams to be on your pumpkin.

Take your first piece of fabric, and hold the edge up to the first seam, overlapping it about 1/4-inch. Use your table knife to push the fabric down into the seam you cut into the Styrofoam so the fabric is wedged into place.

Trim the fabric on the other side as necessary, and lightly tack it down with you knife in a few places to hold.

Line up the next piece of fabric over the last seam that you tacked down, and push the new fabric, and the previous fabric firmly into the seam until it holds.

Continue adding fabric around the pumpkin until it is covered.

Fold any excess fabric along the bottom edge over to cover the bottom, using hot glue to hold it in place.

Poke a stick into the center of the top, gluing as needed, to create a stem.

Tie some green ribbon around the stem, to create leaves.

I chose to make long sections on my pumpkin, so it would look more like a real pumpkin.  If you want to make a more patchy looking pumpkin, just try pushing fabric into your pumpkin in random squareish sections instead.

Happy Crafting!

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