(some fabric stores will give samples for
free once the fabric is no longer in stock at their store.)
Make the Pattern:
Depending on the
size of your upholstery square you may have to tape two pieces of
computer fabric together to make your pumpkin pattern.
Draw a pumpkin pattern large enough to
fit on the upholstery square.
Since you will most likely
only have one square of upholstery fabric we will use that for the front
of your pumpkin.
fabric for pumpkin back and one upholstery fabric pretty sides together.
Pin pattern and cut around pattern piece.
Keep the fabrics pretty
sides together. Pin around the outer edge of the pumpkin. Leave a 5"
opening at the top. Stitch around the pumpkin using a 1/4" seam. (Don't
forget to leave the opening at the top.)
Trim seams and turn pumpkin
pretty side out through the opening.
Cut a 6" x 9" rectangle
piece of green fabric for the pumpkin stem. Fold in half and stitch one
long side and one short side.
pretty side out through the small side that was not sewn.
Stuff pumpkin and stem with
fiberfill. Place stem in top of pumpkin at the opening. Hand stitch in
place and stitch opening closed.
Add a pretty ribbon to your
pumpkin. Your elegant tapestry pumpkin is finished!
Place them as pillows on your furniture or
in a basket in the corner with a pumpkin.
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