Guest Post: (Almost) No Sew Pumpkins…..

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

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

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Shirt PumpkinsYou 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…

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About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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