Thursday, October 17, 2013

White sweater pumpkins

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You know I love me a good pumpkin!

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This used to be a whole sweater…found it at the Goodwill store, it’s not wool, but a winter white cabled acrylic/cotton blend. I thought it might make a nice pumpkin or two. 

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Aren’t they cute?

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The difference between these and the orange sweater sleeve pumpkins I recently made is the stems.  I used the ribbing at the end of the sleeves for the stems. 

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Since I made three pumpkins and we can all do the math on that (two sleeves per normal sweater, three pumpkins, you get the picture) I used the ribbing at the bottom of the sweater for the third stem. I cut about a 6 inch section of the ribbing off and sewed the short ends together to make a circle.

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I just ran my long needle under the part of the ribbing that sticks out…and kept going around the section and pulling the thread snug until it looked like a stem.  Think pull really really tight!

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Just sew the stem on the top of the pumpkin and they are set!!

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I gave these to my mom for her birthday which happens to be this month. 

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I used the sweater which was $3, the stuffing (FREE) which a friend of my mom’s brought her (a bag of batting scraps which I tore up and used as stuffing), a needle and some quilting thread (mom already had) and about 30 minutes.  Very easy and very cheap!

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I am going to make myself some as well from the body of the sweater after I get back home.

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I may be linking to some of these great parties!



Brenda said...

Love them. I want to make some. Thanks for the idea.

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

I love your adorable pumpkins! I've been upcycling an Orange Sweater on my blog this week and pumpkins were one of the projects. I'd love for you to link these up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop that's live right now and/or It's Fall Y'all that goes live on Saturday.
Hope to see you there!

Maggie said...

They're adorable. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them x

Abby Lawson said...

What a clever idea! How beautiful! I popped over from It's Overflowing-- thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

Anonymous said...

These little punkins' are adorable and so cozy looking. I may just need to attempt this with some pieces of a vintage bedspread I left over from another project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

Those turned out so cute! What an awesome idea! :) Pinning!

Cindy DIY beautify said...

These are really cute; I have a bunch of sweater pumpkins on my site as well that I'd love for you to check out...I use a different technique. It's amazing how many different ways there are to make them, isn't it?
Pinning :)
Cindy @ Diy beautify

Randi@SowderingAbout said...

These are GREAT! My grandma crocheted a bunch fro me, I'll have to show her this post so she can add this to her list of things haha
I would love it if you linked up with us this week!

Randi@SowderingAbout said...

Love these! I am going to have to share with my gran so she can make them for me ;)
I would love it if you linked up with us this week!

jackie jade said...

these are really cute - what a great idea!
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Donna Huisinga said...

Saw these at The Scoop Link Party. Really cute. Wish I understood the stems as I think they look great. Is the cuff one stem? What happens after that first picture where you show running the thread through it?

Kayla @ Home Coming said...

These are so darn cute! I'm hosting a fall wreath giveaway that you should enter!

Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life said...

Oh man. I'm completely in love with your sweater pumpkins. I've seen sweaters used for a lot of things but never to make pumpkins. Some of these would look so cute on my mantle ~ in fact, I think I have an old off-white sweater in my closet. If I can find it I'm going to make some of these this afternoon. Thanks for the great idea. Would you be willing to share this project post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and I think our readers would, too. Thanks. Have a fabulous day.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I probably have some old sweaters I just can't seem to get rid of to make a whole patch of pumpkins!! Pinning! Visiting from The Scoop.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your pumpkins! I probably have some old sweaters I just can't seem to get rid of to make a whole patch of these! Pinned! Visiting from The Scoop.

Mindie Hilton said...

Featuring on Friday at Bacon Time!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love these, I really need to find a sweater and make some. Yours are fabulous. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Restoration House Interiors said...

These are SO stinkin cute! Thanks for sharing...found you via Feathered Nest Fridays and glad I did! Such a sweet blog! Hoping you'll come over to my place and follow along as well! Happy Friday to you and have an awesome weekend! -Kennesha from Restoration House Interiors

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

So cozy!! Featuring on Sunday FUNday!!

Unknown said...

These are just too cute! There is going to be a shortage of white sweaters at the thrift stores now!! Look at the mayhem you have created!! Love it!

Teddee Grace said...

You did a running stitch on both the top of bottom of the sleeve and sweater bottom ribbing for the stem? Really cute and I might be able to use this as a springboard idea for the stems for the fabric pumpkins I'm making. Thanks!

~amy~ said...

LOVE these!

Lisa Bertolini said...

oh they look so snuggly :O)

BESA GM said...

Such a creative idea, and gret tutorial.