Sharing an oldie but seasonal goody this week. I am out traveling the Wild West this week but will back in the home saddle for fresh up-cycles next week! In the meantime, stitch up some fall pumpkin make-dos!
Up-cycling and primitive crafts go hand in hand as early folk artists created from what was available. Waste was not an option. Pioneering women "made do" with what they had. Up-cycling employs the same "waste not, want not" principles.
Rewash and dry the fabric to be sure it's clean before starting. Double the fabric and then fold in half. Using the fold as the pumpkin center, cut out a circle or oval shape. Use a template or go freehand for whimsical shape.
Perfection is not the goal here. After all, pumpkins are imperfect shapes in nature.
Pin, right sides together and stitch 3/8 inch around. Leave 2 inches open for turning. This will be the pumpkin top.
Clip curves and turn right side out. Firmly stuff the bottom of the pumpkin but leave the top 1/4 inch loose.
Now have fun with the face!
To stay in the primitive tradition use found items, vintage buttons, and old trims.
It doesn't take long to create your own patch of "locally grown" pumpkins!
LOVE & UPCYCLE NATION!
Hand of Bela Peck