You know I love me a good pumpkin!
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.
Aren’t they cute?
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.
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.
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!
Just sew the stem on the top of the pumpkin and they are set!!
I gave these to my mom for her birthday which happens to be this month.
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!
I am going to make myself some as well from the body of the sweater after I get back home.
I may be linking to some of these great parties!