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Pumpkin Plushie Tutorial
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Published: October 14, 2012
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The pattern is here: [link]

Some thoughts:

I made my pumpkin out of fleece, but you can also use other stretchy fabrics like doeskin suede, stretch velveteen, minky or even short pile fur fabric. It won't look quite the same in a non-stretchy material like felt, quilting cotton or corduroy, but they can still be used.

It's sized to print out on 8.5 x 11 paper, but you can shrink it for a palm-sized pumpkin or enlarge it. The size of your pumpkin will determine how much fabric and stuffing you'll need.

If you're making a very large version - pillow sized, for example - you might prefer to make the stem from a sewn cylinder, and to make the leaf stuffed. In that case, cut out two leaves, one with the pattern flipped so you have mirror images, with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, and sew together right sides facing, leaving a small opening at the stem end to turn though, then turn, stuff and sew to the pumpkin.

You can easily make it into a Jack O'Lantern with glued felt, painted, appliqued or embroidered features.

If you're making several pumpkins, they look nice in slightly different sizes, with different shapes and numbers of leaves.

If you're throwing a Halloween party for the little ones, these make great beanbags for a pumpkin toss game - you can use something like a plastic witch's cauldron or a posterboard monster with a cut-out mouth as the target. Weight them with plastic beans, or if those aren't available, use dried beans or rice (although these will deteriorate over time or if they get wet).
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HarleyQuinne's avatar
I've got plenty of orange fleece - this would be perfect!
Truffleslover's avatar
COOL! ^~^
I will defiantly try this out!
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ElyssandaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made this for use as a pincushion I posted a pic on my DA page
MorningMacchiato's avatar
This is perfect for the upcoming fall! Thank you so much! :)
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draggersprezHobbyist Traditional Artist
definitely making this sometime!
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StarDappleHobbyist Traditional Artist
I needed this back in October when I was trying to sew a pumpkin-headed doll -- maybe I'll try again now that I have a good pattern!
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OOOooo, I'd love to see this as a doll head!
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StarDappleHobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, I had the design all planned out -- but I just couldn't figure out how to make the pumpkin, I'll definitely show you when I've made it!
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UndesiredValentineHobbyist General Artist
This will come in handy for a future cosplay I am working on! That, and I love Jack O'Lanterns =3
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Ooo, I'd like to see that.
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UndesiredValentineHobbyist General Artist
Do you know Soul Eater? I'm making Blair cosplay, and want to make some pumpkins when I take photos. I just wish I had the money/time to make one big enough to sit on lol.
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I'm afraid I don't. But when you finish I'd love to see a photo :)
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Someone is trying to make money on your pattern.
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Magical525Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations! Your deviation was chosen to be in #Sewing-Central's favourites as one of the autumn features!
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Magical525Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome - I really liked your tutorial :)
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RaiinbowRavenProfessional Digital Artist
thanks for this! mine turned out great! :D
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LadyBrookeCelebwenHobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! I have to try and make one sometime. :D
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That's such a cute idea, I don't think I've the dedication to try it at the moment, but it looks wonderfully clear :) And extra points for the party ideas!
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