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« on: September 15, 2015 08:00:26 PM »

I've made the polyfil stuffed fabric pumpkins but find these a bit different.  They're no-sew & use a styrofoam ball as the base.  I've taught them several times at craft seminars & they all turned out quite nicely.
I don't remember who first taught me this craft but recall that it didn't work well.  I soon made my own instructions & pattern.  I'm offering it in case someone would like to try it.









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hope this comes out ok I retyped instructions so they are a little clearer for those who might like it.
Fabric Covered Pumpkins

You will need:
6 (inch) diameter styrofoam Ball.
1/3 yard fall print fabric
Artificial Leaves & berries.
Raffia or ribbon for stem
Green wire.


Also
Scissors to cut fabric
Dull bladed knife- eg butter knife or table knife.
4 Rubber Bands
Hot glue gun and sticks.
T Pins or straight pins.
Round pencil or down rod.

Mak a flat bottom on the styrofoam ball by shaving a small sliver off one side with a serrated knife or bang it on a hard surface several times.

Divide the ball vertically by stretching one of the rubber bands around it.
With the second band divide it into 1/4 (quarters.) vertically.
With the remaining bands divide it into 1/8ths ( one eighths)

Cut a shallow groove to the side of the rubber bands then remove them. Widen and round the edges of the grooves by pressing the knife blad against them.

Cut elliptical pieces of fabric from the pattern. Center one piece over one section of the ball and secure it to the top and bottom using pins.

Using the knife blade press the fabric into the grooves you have created in the ball.
If the ends are too long trim them with scissors
Repeat with the remaining fabric pieces.
Note: Leave the pins in the adjacent sections so the fabric wont be pulled out while you are working on the neighbouring sections.

Poke a hole in the top of the pumpkin for the stem. Place a dab of glue in the hole and insert the stem. Arrange the leaves and berries around the stem and glue into place.

Wrap a length of wire (about 12 inches) around a pencil or down rod to make springy vines to push or glue in place around the leaves and berries.

Fashion a bow from raffia and glue among the leaves.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2016 09:04:43 AM by sweets4ever - Reason: Edited to insert tutorial into first post. :) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015 10:39:37 PM »

thanks! They look cute.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015 08:09:15 AM »

That is brilliant!
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015 05:29:32 PM »

They look very cute and I would love to make them. Sadly my old eyes are to far gone for me to read the instructions, even if I save them and open them as an image. Would it be possible to post a bit bigger image?
Thank you so much in advance..
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015 06:59:36 PM »

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

Deregering, I'd be happy to help you with the instructions but am not really great with the computer.  I saved the page to desktop & found that it blurred badly when I enlarged it so that won't work.  What would help you?  The only thing I can think of is to retype it in a larger font & re-post it.  I can try that but, unfortunately, don't have time to do it tonite.  I'll get back here asap. Meanwhile, does anyone else have a suggestion?
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015 04:45:58 AM »

hope this comes out ok I retyped instructions so they are a little clearer for those who might like it.
Fabric Covered Pumpkins

You will need:
6 (inch) diameter styrofoam Ball.
1/3 yard fall print fabric
Artificial Leaves & berries.
Raffia or ribbon for stem
Green wire.


Also
Scissors to cut fabric
Dull bladed knife- eg butter knife or table knife.
4 Rubber Bands
Hot glue gun and sticks.
T Pins or straight pins.
Round pencil or down rod.

Mak a flat bottom on the styrofoam ball by shaving a small sliver off one side with a serrated knife or bang it on a hard surface several times.

Divide the ball vertically by stretching one of the rubber bands around it.
With the second band divide it into 1/4 (quarters.) vertically.
With the remaining bands divide it into 1/8ths ( one eighths)

Cut a shallow groove to the side of the rubber bands then remove them. Widen and round the edges of the grooves by pressing the knife blad against them.

Cut elliptical pieces of fabric from the pattern. Center one piece over one section of the ball and secure it to the top and bottom using pins.

Using the knife blade press the fabric into the grooves you have created in the ball.
If the ends are too long trim them with scissors
Repeat with the remaining fabric pieces.
Note: Leave the pins in the adjacent sections so the fabric wont be pulled out while you are working on the neighbouring sections.

Poke a hole in the top of the pumpkin for the stem. Place a dab of glue in the hole and insert the stem. Arrange the leaves and berries around the stem and glue into place.

Wrap a length of wire (about 12 inches) around a pencil or down rod to make springy vines to push or glue in place around the leaves and berries.

Fashion a bow from raffia and glue among the leaves.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015 10:08:36 AM »

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, SuzN.  I've never had a lot of skill with typing so it takes me FOREVER to type what would take my kids only a few minutes.  I'm expecting family to visit tomorrow & was going to ask for help from one of them.  I appreciate your taking the time to help.  There are so many lovely people on this site.

Deregering,  if anything isn't clear, let me know & I'll try to explain further.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2015 11:51:31 AM »

These are great and would make a lovely centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table.
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