Mini Fabric Pumpkin Markers

Materials

  • Orange cotton fabric, 1/4 yd.
  • Cotton fabric, scraps
  • Ecru cardstock, 8-1/2”x11”
  • Advantus Tim Holtz Idea-logy Antique Finish Metal Memo Pins
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Natural twigs

Tools

  • Brown pigment ink
  • Sewing needle and button thread
  • Pinking shears
  • Computer and printer
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, cosmetic-wedge sponge, pen or pencil

Directions

STEP 1

  • Trace 7-1/2”-diameter circle onto wrong side of orange cotton fabric.

STEP 2

  • Thread needle with button thread. Sew 1/4” from raw edge of fabric, gathering edges. Pull gathers slightly.

STEP 3

  • Stuff pumpkin with fiberfill. Pull gathers and knot thread ends, leaving small hole at top of pumpkin. Clip thread ends.

STEP 4

  • Continue to stuff pumpkin through hole until desired plumpness is achieved.

STEP 5

  • For stem, break twigs into small pieces; insert into top hole on pumpkin and adhere using fabric glue.

STEP 6

  • Tie cotton fabric scrap around twig stem.

STEP 7

  • Write or use computer and printer to print guest name on ecru cardstock. Trim around name card using pinking shears. Use cosmetic-wedge sponge to ink edges of name card with brown pigment ink. Insert name card into memo clip.

STEP 8

  • Insert end of memo pin into pumpkin by gently poking through fabric.

Tip

  • 1. Use 7-1/2”-diameter bowl to trace circle in Step 1.
by Rebekah Meier
Mini Fabric Pumpkin Markers
Mini Fabric Pumpkin Markers