Thanks for coming by to see how I made the fabric leaf to go on my swatch pumpkin. It is very easy and uses the smallest of scraps.
This is what I started with: two small scraps of fabric, small length of fine gauge wire (remember the higher the number, the smaller the wire – I think this one is about 24 gauge), pinking shears, a sewing machine, and thread. I cut a small leaf pattern (make it a simple design) from cardstock.
Trace your pattern on the two fabric scraps and cut out with pinking shears.
Fold the wire in half twisting the ends together. Place the two scraps together – wrong sides together sandwiching the wire in the middle of the leaf shape and leaving the twisted end sticking out.
Fold the leaf in half and stitch across the bottom to give the leaf some shape.
Stitch around the edges and across the bottom. That’s it!
You’ll see that I used a scrap that has a leaf on it. I love that!
When assembling the pumpkin, hot glue around the end of the wire and stick in beside the stem. The wire stitched into the leaf gives it “bendability” and helps it hold its shape. Yeah, that’s my very own word I made up.
If you don’t have a scrap with a leaf pattern, just use any scrap (any color – be adventurous) and stitch veins like I did for the leaves on the table mat.
These leaves would be great to use with the patchwork roses I made too.
What do you think?