Quick to Stitch Pumpkin Pin


size: varies

Materials

  • White 14-count Aida Cloth*
  • Pearl Cotton*: 433; 740; 801; 900; 919; 946; 986; 989
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss*: 898; 907
  • Memory Thread*: Light Green (6070): 3” lengths, two; Brown (6010), 1-1/4” length

Tools

  • Embroidery Scissors*
  • Tapestry Needles*: #18; #22
  • Pin back, 1-1/4” long
  • Quick drying clear glue
  • *Products by DMC

Directions

  • 1. Following chart, use #22 tapestry needle to half-stitch pumpkin with Pearl Cotton. Secure and clip ends.
  • 2. Following diagram on chart, insert #18 tapestry needle into fabric where Memory Thread enters and returns to backside of fabric. Wiggle to enlarge holes. Starting with pumpkin base, bend Brown Memory Thread into a shape similar to the one in the diagram, insert ends into holes and secure onto backside with 1-ply brown floss. Couch into place with 1-ply brown floss and secure end. To make vines, wrap Light Green Memory Thread around a pencil or skewer. Remove and slightly flatten into shape. Fold tip under as shown in diagram. Insert end into appropriate hole in fabric. Secure and couch into place only where vine overlays stitching with 1-ply light green floss.
  • 3. Carefully cut out pumpkin leaving 1/8” of fabric around the perimeter. To prevent fabric from fraying, apply a small amount of glue to outer edge using #18 needle as an application tool. Let dry.
  • 4. Glue pin back to center back of pumpkin. Let dry.

by Alice Okon for The DMC Corporation

Pattern - Quick-to-Stitch Pumpkin Pin

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