- Piece of velvet or fabric of you choice approximately 10" X 20". You can vary the size depending on the size of the pumpkin you want. There is an element of trial and error here.
- A real pumpkin stem. I save mine from my pumpkins (also winter squash) and let them dry out.
- Heavy sewing thread. I recommend Coats & Clark craft and button thread.
- Sewing needles. A long needle is needed to go through the pumpkin.
- Sewing Machine
- Fabri-Tac or other fabric glue.
First, fold your fabric right sides together lengthwise and sew a seam a long the short ends. You now have a tube.
Using scraps can sometimes make for a lumpy look, so I like to line the pumpkin with a bit of fiber fleece. I had some remnants from a quilt project. The were long strips so I sewed them together on the machine using a zig zag stitch.
Once again, pull the thread tight and back stitch before you knot off.
Now it's time to find the right stem for the pumpkin.
Have a fun day!