This primitive raggedy pumpkin will add charm to your Thanksgiving table.
For this project you will need:
- eight 18" X 3" strips of different orange fabrics
-fiberfill or stuffing
-a stick from a tree for the stem
-basic sewing needs
-rice or sand
-different autumn trimmings for embellishing your pumpkin
Cut little slits in each seam as shown in the photo. Be careful not to cut into your stitching. Wash the pumpkin in cold/cold and dry on high heat in dryer. This process will help "rag" the pumpkin.
(optional) Cut a small circle of scrap fabric and either hot glue or hand sew over the center of the closing you just made. (This helps keep the rice or sand from falling out.)
Do the same running stitch to close up the top of the pumpkin. Before pulling the threads to knot, place the stick in the center. Add hot glue on the stick to help hold it in place. Pull threads and tie a knot.
Have fun decorating and embellishing your pumpkin with leaves, raffia, baby's breath, moss, or what ever embellishments you would like to put on top.