- Plush Patchwork Pumpkin Templates (available as a free download below)
- Fabric in assorted patterns (scraps work great here)
- Coordinating thread
- Fiber fill
- Hand sewing needle
- Embroidery floss or yarn
- Large embroidery needle
- Cinnamon sticks
- Hot glue
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch these pieces together.
Pin another of your fabric pieces to this assembled piece, right sides facing, and stitch together in a similar fashion. You will now have a somewhat circular piece composed of three separate fabric pieces. Set this piece aside for now.
Stitch around the entire perimeter of the pinned pieces (you will be stitching in a circle), making sure to leave about 1.5″ inches open between the beginning and end of your stitching. Using a chopstick or turning tool, turn the piece right side out.
Stuff your pumpkin with a generous amount of fiber fill. You want the pumpkin to be firm when squeezed, but not overstuffed. Using a needle and thread, handstitch the opening shut.
Thread a long length of embroidery floss or yarn through your embroidery needle. (Depending upon the size of your pumpkin, you will probably need somewhere between 1 1/2 and 2 yards.)
Poke the threaded needle down through the bottom of your pumpkin, close to the center, as shown. Poke the needle back down through the pumpkin…
…and tie the two tails of thread that now are hanging from the bottom center of your pumpkin in a nice, tight knot. (This will give your pumpkin a tufted appearance.) Do not trim your thread yet!
Bring your threaded needle up and around the side of your pumpkin, moving from the bottom to the top, poking the needle down directly through the center of your pumpkin, as shown. Pull tightly to further tuft your pumpkin. Repeat this step for each of the six sections of your pumpkin.
When each section has been tufted, secure the threads with a knot on the bottom of the pumpkin. Trim.
Using the template provided, cut a leaf shape from felt, and affix it to the top of the pumpkin with hot glue.
Embellish further with a cinnamon stick stem and a pretty bow.