(Almost) No Sew Pumpkins…………..

I was cruising through Pinterest recently (I know…..bad, bad, bad) and came across this super cute idea……


You may find complete directions here. Now, if one were to follow her directions, they would truly be “no sew” but my version of the leaves does require a bit of machine sewing!!!! No surprise!!!!!

   First, I needed to find a discard-able shirt………..

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And remove a sleeve (actually, I did cut off both…….after doing the 1st pumpkin, I just had to do another!!!!!

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Following the directions, I cut the twine and bundled everything with a rubber band, stuffed with poly-fill and wha-la…………………….

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Now for the leaves (burlap was used in the original…..I used some felt)……

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This is where my machine comes in……stitch “veins” close to the fold and a 3D effect just happens!!!

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A little hot glue to secure………….

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So, to reinforce the process for next time, I did another………………..

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Then…..I just needed  a tie-dyed version!!!!!! I had an old summer “string tank” top which yielded the final pumpkin. They all join the bright orange version I made last year………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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24 Responses to (Almost) No Sew Pumpkins…………..

  1. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    Reblogged this on ARHtistic License and commented:

    Many thanks to Doreen of Treadlemusic for this cute and easy fall craft.

  2. Jackie says:

    oh, these are so cute! A fun FALL craft!

  3. witchylin says:

    Those pumpkins are fun to look at and I am sure to make too. Love the leaf idea. I may just have to make some of those to create an autumn wreath for my door. Thank you for showing us how to make them,

  4. daphnedawn says:

    These are great to make for fall!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      They’re really fun to create….and, after the 1st one (where I had to work out the “kinks”…LOL!!!) they really went quickly!!!!!

      • daphnedawn says:

        Thanks for sharing this with us. I may try to make some of these this year.

        • treadlemusic says:

          I was a bit surprised that I hadn’t really paid attention/seen this idea before now! The whole idea is quick, easy and I used a blouse that I had thought of just throwing since it had gotten so washed thin!!! Perfect!!!!!! The first one took maybe 20 min…the second took 10 min!!!!!! LOL!!!!! Have fun…………………….

  5. Jenny Kim says:

    What a great idea, it’s a good way to recycle old blankets or clothes


    • treadlemusic says:

      Yup! The sleeves I used were from a blouse I’ve been meaning to get rid of for a long time…..so thin it wasn’t good enough to send to a thrift shop!!!!!! Thanks for popping in!!!!! Hugs……..

  6. Thread crazy says:

    Oh so cute and great idea. I’ll have to get directions later.

  7. These are cute and so creative. Do you think kids would be able to make these? I’m thinking craft for the Fall Festival at our church next October.

  8. JoAnn Lee says:

    Love this Doreen. I am looking in closets tonight for old shirts.

  9. Vicki in MN says:

    Love the orange one in the last photo. I used to make similar ones years ago but used silk leaves. Always more than one way to make something 🙂

  10. jonibee says:

    Great Ideas..when presented our creative side takes hold and the outcome is so attractive.

  11. mtetar says:

    Wow what a Great Idea! Blessings, Mtetar

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