You will need:
9″ x 12″ piece of Felt per pumpkin
Stem colored felt: we used Banana Nut Muffin. Size will vary depending on the length of stem desired.
1 skein of embroidery thread per pumpkin, you will need a lot of this! Match the color or use a contrasting color for a more vibrant look.
Long embroidery needle
Pipe Cleaner – Optional
Begin by cutting one 1 pumpkin circle and base from pumpkin colored felt and stem from choosen felt color.
1. Using a full strand of cross stitch thread create a running stitch around the outside of the circle.
2. Pull gently to form a cup shape from your felt.
3. Fill with stuffing and knot.
4. Using cross stitch thread doubled over sew through the stuffed shape and pull to divide into sections.
5. Continue dividing until you are happy with the look don’t worry too much about symmetry since pumpkins are often naturally uneven.
6. Turn pumpkin over and glue base onto back.
Making the Stem
Place a seam of glue just inside the rectangle
Roll up adding another seam of glue at the end let dry for 15 minutes.
Decide on a length and cut into an angle on one side so it sits on the pumpkin correctly.
Position stem onto pumpkin and glue into place to cover center stitches.
Cut a small scrap of felt stem colored felt and glue to cover the rolled stem end if desired.
Advanced Stem- ography:
Don’t worry it’s not that advanced!
Bent Stem –
Cut stem to desired length – cut pipe cleaner to the same size then fold over so it is shorter and slip it into the hollow center of your rolled stem.
Attach to your pumpkin with felt glue allow to dry before bending stem.
Vary the stem by cutting some at an angle and others blunt and flat.
Create a more dimensional stem by gluing smaller angled stem pieces to the main stem.
Small vine pieces can be made from very thin cuts of rolled felt stem pulled apart slightly before being attached to the pumpkin.
Mini Pumpkin Template
Print at full size